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Cornflake Crusted Cod

February 25, 2021

Cornflake Crusted Cod

This recipe for Cornflake Crusted Cod is simple to make, delightfully crispy on the outside and incredibly tender on the inside. This is the perfect alternative to fried fish and, even better, this meal is ready in just 30 minutes!

Whether you are a grown up or a kid (or just a kid at heart) this meal is for you! Let’s be honest, sometimes getting the little ones on board with eating fish can be complicated, if not impossible. This meal is most definitely the way to encourage them to try new things and it gives us adults the chance to step back in time to enjoy being a kid again. This recipe for Cornflake Crusted Cod is not your usual fish stick style meal either. This baked version of the classic fried fish makes for a much version of the heavier fried alternative. We used cod in this recipe because it is incredibly mild with a slightly sweet flavor and flaky meat. However, any firm, flaky white fish would work well here. We also decided to go for comforting side dishes like mashed potatoes and green beans, but French fries would totally win you points with the kiddos too! This is a fun meal to prep, so grab the littles and have them join in on the fun. Crushing corn flakes is not only an enjoyable task, but also satisfying to the soul. 

Cornflake Crusted Cod

Cornflake Crusted Cod

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

 Servings: 4 servings

cornflake Crusted cod ingredients


  • 4 Sizzlefish Cod Fillets
  • 3 cups Cornflakes (gluten free if needed), crushed
  • 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free Flour
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp  Black Pepper
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 TBSP Spicy Brown Honey Mustard  
  • Olive Oil Spray, optional
  • Barbecue que Sauce, Ketchup or Honey Mustard, for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the crushed cornflakes in a large bowl. In another large bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the egg and spicy brown mustard. Mix well to combine.
  4. Dry the cod fillets with a paper towel. Next dip the cod in the flour mixture coating well. Then dip the fillet into the egg mixture making sure it’s completely coated. After that, place the cod fillet into the crushed cornflakes, pressing slightly to make sure it is fully coated. Place the coated fillet on the prepared sheet pan. Continue with the rest of the fillets until all are coated well. If using the olive oil spray, lightly spray the top of the coated fillets with the oil. Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until fish is fully cooked and has reached 145 degrees F. Serve with the sauce of your choice.

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