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A Healthier Fried Haddock Option

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Many years ago, in an attempt to eat healthier, my mother created a recipe to replace her favorite fried haddock. 

Her delicious haddock recipe was passed on to me and then to my daughters.

It is one of our family favorites, very easy to make, and much healthier for those looking to cut fried foods from their diet.



1 lb Fresh Haddock

1 C Rice Krispies

1 egg white

3 Tbsp Butter (melted) or Olive Oil


rice cereal


I use organic crispy rice cereal

made by Erewhon.

It is available at health food stores and many

of the chain grocery stores also have it.

Any rice crispy cereal will work.



cereal in bag Start by placing rice cereal in a zip lock bag and crushing with rolling pin or meat tenderizer. 

You don't have to pulverize it, just break it up enough that some of the cereal is crushed and some is still whole.


Prepare broiler pan by covering with foil and spraying foil with non stick spray.

Preheat oven to 375.

Place egg white in bowl and beat together with 1 Tbsp. water.  Dip haddock in egg white and then place into bag of cereal.

 Think Shake 'N Bake.  Toss fish around in bag until coated. Place fish on pan.




Pour remaining cereal on top of fish.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Drizzle melted butter or olive oil over top. 


Bake at 375 degrees 10 - 12 minutes, until fish is white and flakey. 


A Simpler,  Much Faster Method

Place raw fish on a foil lined cookie sheet or broiler pan.

Pour some uncrushed Rice Krispies right from the box over the fish,  until the fish is completely covered.

Drizzle melted butter or olive oil over the cereal and bake.  

Comments (15)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How clever to use rice crisps for crumbs.  I use a gluten free cracker, and never thought of just egg whites. I have not seen haddock here, so I will use the Petrale Sole we love.  A

Jan 16, 2022 10:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Sharon Tara ,

OMG this looks so good! I'm going to try it with Halibut! It sounds delicious!

Jan 16, 2022 10:29 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Sharon Tara thank you for the delicious fried Haddock a LA rice krispies recipe.

Jan 16, 2022 11:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sharon- I've never tried the rice krispies but I do use panko crumbs mixed with bread crumbs and then bake it in the oven. Sounds good!!!

Jan 16, 2022 05:42 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Sharon - it is interesting to me to see Erewhon in your post even though it is mentioned as a cereal.  It is an organic grocery store in the Los Angeles area which has recently proposed a store to open in Pasadena.  

Jan 17, 2022 04:42 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds delicious!  I don't think I will try making it myself but I would definitely enjoy eating it if someone else made it for me, haha.

Jan 17, 2022 05:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Sharon,
I need to try this. Healthy options to fried foods are a good thing.

Jan 17, 2022 06:29 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  It really is delicious. I'm sure it will work with any fish. Enjoy!

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does it.

John Pusa  You are very welcome. I hope you give it a try and love it.

Jan 17, 2022 07:23 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy Streib  Let me know if you try it and what you think. We love it.

Michael Jacobs  Interesting. I haven't actually bought the brand in awhile (I actually wrote this post a long time ago). I use whatever rice crispy cereal I can find, depending on the store. I do prefer organic when available.

Carol Williams  YES, baked is much better for you than fried. I hope you do try it and enjoy it.

Brian England  HaHa....oh come on...this couldn't be easier! It does taste better when cooked by someone else though, just like everything else.


Jan 17, 2022 07:32 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Sharon since I've never liked fried anything I'm totally up for this recipe!  I'll try it soon and see what Gary thinks of it.  He likes fish so I'm betting he'll love it.   Thanks!

Jan 17, 2022 02:51 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm always interested now people do recipes like this in a unique way

Jan 17, 2022 10:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very  much, Sharon, for sharing this recipe. I sent it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Jan 18, 2022 05:46 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  Yeah!! I hope you both enjoy it. 

Laura Cerrano  I remember thinking my mom was a little crazy when she first suggested it. But, it is soooo good!

Roy Kelley  I hope your beautiful chef gives it a try. I don't think either of you will be disappointed.

Jan 18, 2022 01:44 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You had me when I first saw the picture Sharon. I hope you are having an awesome Thursday 🙂

Jan 20, 2022 12:03 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  Well I hope you give it a try...it is delicious!

Jan 21, 2022 02:39 PM