Crispy Baked Cod (Tilapia, Haddock)

This crispy baked fish recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. A simple addition of garlic, parsley and green onions combined with olive oil, butter, breadcrumbs and egg makes this healthy fish taste great. You can substitute haddock or tilapia for cod.
Crispy Baked Cod (Tilapia, Haddock)


  • 1 pound cod fillets (I used 3 small fillets)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed with a side of a knife)
  • 1 egg (small)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (preferably Panko)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon scallions (finely chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • salt
Prep time:
8 minutes
Cook time:
17 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 3 Servings | Prep time: 8 minutes | Cook time: 17 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a small saucepan, heat olive oil, butter and smashed garlic. Remove from heat and let infuse for 5 minutes, then discard the garlic.
Crispy Baked Cod (Tilapia, Haddock) photo instruction 1
3. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, parsley, green onions and pepper. Add the oil mixture and egg, season with salt, mix well.
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4. Season the fish fillets with salt to taste, place in a baking dish and top with the bread crumbs mixture.
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5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 17 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Guest February 2, 2020 6:33 PM
Followed the recipe but the bread mixture did NOT stick to the fish at all. It was a crumbly mess.

alenatrs February 4, 2020 3:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. In this recipe you're not supposed to coat the fish, the bread crumb mixture is used as a topping. If the mixture was sliding from the top of the fish, most likely the fish was wet. Let me know if I can help to further troubleshoot ;) - Alena


barbie82 August 5, 2014 2:43 PM
Loved that crunchy crust. The fish was a hit in my house. Making it again this week!

crispy... yum

JohnBell April 29, 2014 10:40 PM
This turned out awesome! I did exactly as it said. I would recommend this to anyone.

This recipe was quick, easy

marisa September 19, 2013 11:22 PM
This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. I used tilapia and it came out great! I added some Cajun seasoning, as II love the taste of fish with it.

Whole family loved it!

kristin25 September 14, 2013 2:28 PM
Followed the recipe exactly! Easy instructions and great flavor! Will recommend your website to my friends!

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