This is an easier and healthier version of traditional deep-fried fish. It is quite delicious too - the outside becomes crispy and the fish itself remains moist. Try this as a main course during Chanukah, when dishes made with oil remind us of the Temple oil that lasted eight days. Serve with Sweet Potato Fries for an extra special treat.
1 pound white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash black pepper
1/3 cup crushed corn flakes (about 2 cups cereal)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees and place rack at highest level.
Rinse and pat dry fish and cut into 4 portions. Stir together corn flakes, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dip each piece of fish in the oil and then coat with the corn flake mixture. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Cook for 10 minutes without turning. Serve immediately, with lemon or cocktail sauce if desired.
Makes 4 portions.