Crispy Oven Fried Cod Fish

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 1/2 cups dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper ( or use 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder ( garlic lovers increase to 2 teaspoons if desired)
  • /2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( more or less if desired)
  • 6 (6 ounce) cod fish fillets ( about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 6 -7 tablespoons vegetable oil ( more or less as needed)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees to set oven rack to second- lowest position.
  • in a large baggy Ziploc plastic bag mix with bread crumbs, cornmeal , seasoning salt, lemon pepper, cayenne and garlic powder; shake the bag to mix (can use a shallow bowl )
  • In a shallow bowl slightly beat the eggs.
  • Putting one piece of fish at a time to the bag, coat the fish again, repeat for all of the cod pieces; transfer to a plate.
  • Heat about 3 tablespoons oil in a large 12 inch ovenproof skillet preferably cast-iron over high heat until hot but not smoking
  • Fry the fish until the undersides are golden brown give him 1 minute are more.
  • Turn over and putt in another 4 to 5 minutes tablespoons oil then bake another 2 minutes or more
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake for minimum 5 to 6 minutes or until just cooked through