Golden Crisp Baked Cod with Sweet Potato Fries


Dive into a delightful meal featuring our Golden Crisp Baked Cod paired with homemade Sweet Potato Fries. This dish brings together the mild, flaky texture of cod with the natural sweetness and earthiness of sweet potatoes, all enveloped in a perfectly seasoned, golden-brown crust. A healthier twist on classic comfort food that's both nourishing and utterly delicious!

Golden Crisp Baked Cod with Sweet Potato Fries

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves 4
  • Serving size: 1 cod fillet and a generous portion of sweet potato fries


Cod Fillets

  • 4 cod fillets (about 150g or 1/3 lb each)
  • 60g or 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 120g or 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 600g or 1.3 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 200°C (400°F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the Fries: Toss the sweet potato fries with olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Spread them on one of the baking sheets. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning halfway through, until crispy and golden.
  3. Bread the Cod: While fries are baking, season the cod fillets with salt, pepper, and paprika. Dredge each fillet in flour, dip into beaten egg, and coat with breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake the Cod: Place the breaded cod fillets on the second baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve: Plate the baked cod with a side of sweet potato fries. Add a wedge of lemon or your favorite tartar sauce if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure your cod fillets are dry before breading. Pat them down with paper towels for the best crust.
  • For extra crispiness, you can lightly spray or brush the breaded cod with olive oil before baking.
  • Don't overcrowd the sweet potato fries on the baking sheet; this ensures they crisp up nicely.


  • Can I use frozen cod fillets? Yes, just make sure they're completely thawed and patted dry before breading.
  • How can I make this gluten-free? Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs for a gluten-free version.
  • Can I add more spices to the fries? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite spices.