Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce

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Crispy oven baked cod fillets with a lemon dill sauce for dipping.

crispy fish with lemon dill sauce on a plate


It might be the beginning of November, but I am already getting stressed out over all the holiday baking and cooking that needs to happen.  I was planning out my schedule for the next 6 weeks, and things are going to get crazy around here!  I have tons of great giveaways lined up for you guys (I hope you guys want to win free stuff).  Plus lots of cookies, and holiday baked goods!  Here is a question for you.  Would you like to see ideas of Thanksgiving side dishes?  In my head, people have the same thing each year, and aren’t interested in seeing ideas, or are your menus set?

crispy fish with lemon dill sauce on a plate

Today I have a quick and easy dinner idea that is perfect for any night of the week.  I grew up in the Mid-West where Friday fish fry’s are a staple.  This is a healthy version you can make at home.  Instead of store bought tarter sauce this is served with a fresh lemon dill sauce.  The sauce is super easy to put together, and chances are you have everything you need on hand already.  Panko breadcrumbs are used as the breading for the fish, and they bake up to have the perfect crisp.  Great alternative to deep fried fish.

crispy fish with lemon dill sauce on a plate

I stocked up on Cod fillets when my store had them on sale.  But similar to these Fish Tacos, you can use just about any mild white fish; Haddock, Tilapia, or Mahi Mahi.  I like to buy a couple pounds of fresh fish when it is on sale, and then freeze some of it for later.  Fish has never been my favorite, but I am trying to incorporate more of it in our diet.  Crispy fish like this is definitely going to make a regular appearance on our dinner table.

crispy fish with lemon dill sauce on a plate
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Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce

By Erin
Crispy oven baked cod fillets with a lemon dill sauce for dipping
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 large egg whites, ,lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 6 oz cod fillets
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mayo, light
  • 2 Tablespoons dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dill


  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. In a another bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Sprinkle cod fillets with pepper and salt. Dip each fillet in egg white, then press into panko mixture to coat evenly. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 minutes on each side or until flaky.
  • To prepare the lemon dill sauce; Combine mayo, pickle, lemon juice, and dill. Serve with fish and lemon wedges.


Adapted from Cooking Light


Serving: 1g | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 832mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 187
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About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. I would love to see some turkey day side dishes. This fish looks so good. I love that it’s extra crispy. Pinned!