Special Cereal-Crusted Fish


  • 4 (3 ounce) fillets cod fillets
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, divided
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 limes, halved
  • 1 cup high-protein crisp rice and wheat cereal (such as Kellogg’s Special K), crushed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


Season each cod fillet with 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Squeeze one lime half over each fillet.

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Spread the crushed cereal into a wide, shallow bowl. Gently press cod fillets into the cereal to coat and shake gently to remove loose, excess crumbs. Place breaded fillets onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

Fry coated in the hot oil until the bottom is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip the fillets, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking until golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes more.