Baked Tortilla Breaded Fish

Have you ever started cooking dinner and realize you are missing a key ingredient?  Well, that happened to me today.  I had planned on making a traditional breaded fish recipe until I realized I was out of panko crumbs.  Moments like this are not uncommon in my kitchen.  Instead of panicking I started rummaging through my cupboards to find a suitable substitute.  This led me to a wonderful new recipe that I am sharing with you today.

Instead of panko, I crushed corn tortilla chips into crumbs and coated fish strips in them. The results were very tasty and my kids loved them.  I used Dover sole because the fillets are thin, cook quickly, and has a mild fish taste.  The breading added a little bit of crunch without being overpowering.  This is a homemade fast-food dinner because I only needed to broil the fish for a couple of minutes on each side.

Below you’ll find step by step photos to guide you through this recipe.  I do hope you’ll try  it.  It would make a great recipe to prepare with your kids.   And you might win them over to a healthier version of traditional deep fried fish.  Enjoy!

Season the fish with salt and pepper. Cut the Dover sole in thirds and dredge the pieces in flour.

Add tortilla crumbs to one bowl and an egg wash to another.

Coat each piece in the egg wash.

From the egg wash to the crumbs, coat each piece with the crush tortilla chips.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place the coated fish on the baking sheet and generously spray each piece of fish. Place the fish in the broiler for 2 minutes on each side.

Look how gorgeous the baked fish turned out?

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