This is a recipe that I’ve been making about once a week at our house. For my husband and me, it is a delicious way to bake fish, and for the kids, it is similar enough to “fried” fish that they can dip it in homemade ketchup.
It is my copy cat of a delicious pecan crusted flounder that was served at a favorite restaurant that closed. (That same restaurant was the inspiration for my crock pot barbecue ribs).
- 4 pieces of fish of choice (flounder, whiting or cod recommended)
- ¼ cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- salt, pepper, and garlic, to taste
- 1 cup walnuts, pecans or a mixture, ground into a meal in a food processor or blender
- lettuce or spinach
- pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- extra pecans for salad (optional)
- feta cheese to top salad (optional)
- balsamic vinegar or homemade dressing of choice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and make sure fish is defrosted if using frozen.
- While heating, whisk eggs until smooth in a bowl and put walnut/pecan meal mixture on a large plate.
- Dredge each piece of fish in egg mixture and then dip in the walnut/pecan meal mix. Nut mixture will not stick as well as flour and this is ok. You should have some leftover nut meal after lightly coating the fish.
- Carefully place each piece in a large baking dish.
- After all fish is in dish, put any remaining nut meal mixture on top of fish and pat down.
- Put fish into oven and bake 15-20 minutes until cooked through and starting to flake.
- While cooking, prepare salad by washing spinach and lettuce and topping with desired toppings: pumpkin seeds, nuts, feta cheese, olive oil, and homemade dressing of choice.
- Serve and Enjoy
What is your favorite way to prepare fish? Ever made a copycat version of a favorite recipe that turned out good? Pleas share!