Of all the ten thousand recipes my family has made for years,
this one may be among the eldest.
This dish — Butter Crumb Baked Cod — is undoubtedly among my top ten flavor memories. For anyone from New England, you may have grown up eating this classic dish with haddock. It’s nostalgic in a Cape Cod way. It’s the meal at the end of a beach day, when you’re sun-tired and full-up on vitamin D.
To make it, there are two things you’ll need: 1. Ritz Crackers
This is the flakiest, richest, most perfect cod you could ever make. And it’s almost too easy for a recipe: butter, Ritz, cod. I know — it’s stupid easy. That’s half the battle, though, isn’t it?
Try this classic New England cod once and you’ll be hooked!
Butter Crumb Baked Cod
- 2 pounds fresh cod skin removed
- salt and pepper
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers about 25, coarsely crushed with your fingers
- 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lay cod in a single layer in a glass baking dish or metal rimmed baking pan. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, toss the crackers in the melted butter to coat. Spread and press the buttery crumbs evenly over the top of the fish. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish is an opaque white and easily flakes with the touch of a fork.
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