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Pretzel Crusted Cod

Forget breaded and fried…crunchy and baked is the “catch of the day”!

From time to time we like to change up our go-to battered fish recipe with something a little different, and one way to do that is with pretzels. Crushed pretzels add texture to the fish and with the right seasonings we can transform a plain batter into something with a bit more kick. And what goes better with pretzels than mustard! The vinegary tang of the mustard adds another layer of flavor to the fish. We choose our favorite white fish, like cod or tilapia, and give it a generous coating of crushed pretzels. Not only does this cook up quickly, but it’s a flavorful meal that’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner and definitely easy on the budget!

Serves 4

30 minutes

  • 1 pound (4 total) white fish fillets, such as cod, tilapia, or catfish
  • 3 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place wire rack on top of baking sheet and spray rack with cooking spray.
  2. Rinse fish fillets and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper evenly into all 4 fillets.
  3. Whisk together eggs, sour cream and milk in shallow dish. Place flour in a second shallow dish.
  4. Combine pretzels and mustard powder in a third shallow dish. Coat fillets in flour mixture, then egg mixture followed by pretzel mixture.
  5. Place fillets on wire rack. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until fillets flake easily with fork.

Recipe adapted from The Seasoned Mom

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