Blog #71: When I think of Cod I think of fried Cod fish. It is a very bland fish. Therefore, it is very important you marinate the fish well prior to cooking. I only purchase cod to fry as frying brings out the flavors best for this type of fish. It also reminds me of a nice summer day in Boston Seaport or taking a stroll in Cape Cod.
Fried vs Griddle
The taste is slightly different when comparing fried fish and fish fried on a griddle.
Most of us don’t own a deep fryer. Therefore, frying cod at home vs eating it a restaurant will still taste a bit different. The extra oil dripping from the crispy fish. I don’t know why but it sounds so good right now. Oil dripping from crispy fish LOL. Frying fish on a pan tastes different from cooking in a deep fryer for a few minutes. The texture is very different.
Frying cod on a griddle now has an even more of a different taste and texture. The griddle does not require any oil. Besides the breaded part, you are saving a ton of calories by just omitting the oil in this dish!
I still made a tasty fish. The difference from frying vs using the griddle is the taste. The oil when frying gives an extra layer and crunch that you don’t necessarily get when using the griddle.
The benefits of the griddle was a tasty breaded cod that was healthier and no oil and fish smell in the house!
Breaded Cod on a GriddleCourse: SeafoodCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
1 1/2 lb of Cod, cut into 12 pieces
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup of milk
1 lime, zested
1/4 tsp of salt
1/8 tsp of pepper
1/4 tsp of onion powder
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1/4 tsp of oregano
1/8 tsp of dried cilantro
- Turn your griddle on to 350 degrees. While that is heating up, start prepping.
- Pull out 3 wide bowls and in each bowl add the flour and bread crumbs. In the 3rd bowl add the egg and milk and mix.
- In the bowl with the egg and milk mixture add the lime zest, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, oregano and dried cilantro; incorporate.
- Put your bowls in order from left to right – flour, egg mix and bread crumbs.
- Take each piece of cod fish and cover in flour, drench in the egg mix and lastly, cover in the bread crumbs.
- Cook on the griddle for about 10-12 minutes per side; depending on the thickness of the fish. If the fish falls apart when you pierce it with a fork then your fish is done. If it doesn’t fall apart and is the fork stays in place then your fish is not done. Cook until done.
This was a yummy cod that I served with onion rings and mixed vegetables. I ended making the recipe again for mother’s day and served it as a cod sandwich on brioche and tartar sauce with a side of fries. It was amazing!
I plan to make this again using graham crackers as my bread crumb. My local butcher recommended this. Apparently it tastes good only with Nabisco graham crackers! No other brand works!