Easy and Fast Pan Fried Cod Recipe You Can Make Right Now [2021]

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Knowing how to cook fish well is an essential skill for any at-home chef. Once you get this recipe for pan-fried cod in your repertoire, you’ll feel more confident in your cooking than ever.

All About Cod

Cod has a mild flavor and a firm texture. It’s known for its high oil content, which makes it a relatively easy fish to cook. Leaner, less oily fish tend to overcook more quickly, so cod is a great place to start if you’re not a seasoned chef. 

Thanks to its mild, not-too-fishy taste, pan-fried cod is a dish that will please even the pickiest eaters. It’s also a nutritious main course thanks to its high protein content, as well as the omega-3s it contains. 

Cooking Cod the Right Way

Follow these steps to make delicious pan-fried cod.

Pan Fried Cod Ingredients

Pan-Frying Cod Step by Step

Sides for Pan-Fried Cod

Just one filet of pan-fried cod is rich, satisfying, and delicious, and it makes the perfect main course for a classy at-home dinner. You can make the fish taste even better by following these tips.

Serve Your Cod With Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Mashed potatoes are the best, and they pair perfectly with pan-fried cod. Here’s how we like to make ours.

Don’t Want Potatoes? Try a Side of Greens Instead

If you’re avoiding carbs or aren’t crazy about mashed potatoes, we’ve got a great alternative for you. Instead of mashed potatoes, serve your pan-fried cod with greens.

Here’s how to make them.

Mashed Peas: A Unique and Tasty Side for Pan-Fried Cod

We’ve got another great low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes for you – mashed peas. 

If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying mashed peas, the idea might seem a bit odd. But while mashed peas aren’t the most popular side dish ever, they’re one of the tastiest pairings for fish like tilapia and cod.

All you need to make mashed peas is a bag of frozen green peas, high-quality butter, red wine vinegar, a shallot, and a blender or food processor. Here’s how to do it:

How To Season Pan-Fried Cod

Pan-fried cod pairs perfectly with any of the spices listed below.

How Long Does Cod Stay Fresh?

If you’ve made enough pan-fried cod to have leftovers, you can store it in the fridge safely by following these tips:

Want More Cooking Tips and Inspiration?

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