How to Bake Fish Tossed in a Batter

Eating fish increases the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, but frying the fish diminishes the health benefits. When you fry fish, it may taste delicious, but the frying process adds a significant amount of fat. The oil is absorbed into the batter, making it crispy, but bad for your health. Baking fish is a lower-fat alternative. Use your oven to create a fish that's tasty as well as good for your health.

Step 1

Select a fish that isn't too meaty. Thinner fish, such as tilapia, sole or orange roughy, cooks more rapidly and gives a crunchier finish.

Step 2

Prepare the baking sheet for cooking by either coating it with nonstick cooking spray or covering it with a piece of parchment paper.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Bread or batter the fish using your normal process. Typically, you dip the fish fillet in a beaten egg, then dredge it to coat it in seasoned breadcrumbs, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese or crushed cornflakes, depending on your recipe.

Step 5

Place the individual battered pieces on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, turning the fish once during the cooking process. The fish is ready when it flakes easily when tested with a fork that pierces the batter.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • Parchment paper (optional)