Many people like oven fried fish because it can give you the crispy coating without all the oil used when you deep fry.
You can use cooking oil to cover the bottom of a baking pan or baking dish or you can use non stick cooking spray.
The cooking spray is basically cooking oil in a spray can.
Coated fish is placed in the pan and cooked at a high temperature.
Try to use fish thicker than ¼ inch.
If you use pieces thinner than that, the fish tends to get done before the coating browns.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED Cooking oil, butter or cooking spray Fish fillets cut into serving portions 1 cup flour Salt and pepper About 1 cup of coating You can use things like crushed corn flakes, crushed croutons, bread crumbs or corn meal.
There is a lot of pre seasoned coatings in stores that work great also.
HOW TO OVEN FRY Make enough of a mixture of ½ butter and ½ cooking oil to cover the bottom of a pan or baking dish about 1/8 inch deep.
If not using the oil-butter mixture, spray the pan generously with cooking spray.
Place the pan in the oven and pre heat it to 500 degrees.
Rinse the fish fillets quickly in cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
Have 3 bowls ready.
In the first bowl put 1 cup of flour.
In the second bowl beat 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk Place the coating in the third bowl Salt and pepper the fillets and coat them lightly with the flour.
Dip the fillets in the beaten egg mixture Cover the fillets with your favorite coating Put the fish in the pre heated pan and turn them over to coat both sides with oil.
If you are using the cooking spray put the fish in the pan and spray the top of the fish generously with the cooking spray.
Cook the fish until done APPROXIMATE COOKING TIMES At these temperatures in a pre heated oven fish should cook for 10 minutes for every inch of thickness.
If the fish is; ½ inch thick cook for 5 minutes ¾ inch...
cook for 7 ½ minutes 1 inch...
cook for 10 minutes 1 ½ inches..
cook for 15 minutes Any piece thicker than ½ inch should be flipped over about ½ ways through cooking.
These times are approximate; each oven is a little different.
The fish should flake easily when done.
A meat thermometer is always the best way to check.
Fish is done when it reaches 145 degrees.