My son Steve made this for us, and I was blown away by how easy it is and how awesome it tasted!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour butter into a shallow dish. Combine cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and garlic powder in a separate shallow bowl.

  • Dip perch fillets into melted butter and press into the seasoned cracker crumbs to coat. Arrange coated fillets on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the coating is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, 25 to 30 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the butter and breading ingredients. The actual amount of butter and breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 25.3g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 26.8g; cholesterol 167.2mg; sodium 725.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
We aim for low carb meals with a diabetic in the family so I used 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and didn't use any cracker crumbs. It came out great. Obviously the recipe is changed quite a lot without adding the cracker crumbs...but the seasonings, the butter, the tenderness of the filets after about 25 minutes...these make this recipe a 5 star recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2016
I don't usually make Perch so I looked for a recipe and found this. My family and I did not like the breading. Won't be making it again. Read More
(1)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
We aim for low carb meals with a diabetic in the family so I used 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and didn't use any cracker crumbs. It came out great. Obviously the recipe is changed quite a lot without adding the cracker crumbs...but the seasonings, the butter, the tenderness of the filets after about 25 minutes...these make this recipe a 5 star recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
I just made this recipe for the 2nd time. I used Panko bread crumbs instead of saltines (just for convenience) and it was awesome! My teen and toddler loved it. I guess it would be great for any white fish! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2012
I made this for dinner last night and it was easy to make and tasted wonderful. I even made some without the crackers (gluten free) for myself and it was just as good. We eat lots of fish, and I try lots of recipes. This was our favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2013
This recipe plays up the already buttery flavor of the perch and gives a nice crisp coating without resorting to frying. I made one change, using Ritz cracker crumbs instead of saltines. I also bumped the flavor by toasting my butter. I omitted the Parmesan since it was a component of one of the sides. Thank you, Cindy, my family loved dinner and half of the claim the don't like fish. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
I did a dairy free version with no cheese and coconut oil instead of butter. It turned out beautiful, dairy-free, and delicious! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
Great Recipe. Only thing to be careful of is the time in the oven. 25 to 30 min is far to much for small perch. I do 15-18 min. Also Panko Breading was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2018
I didn't need all the butter listed. I also breaded w/ Panko crumbs and spices ahead of time and then just put in oven when ready to bake. Crunchy! NEW NOTE: Made again but with so-so results. I melted the butter in the pan to use but I think the leftover caused the fillets to be mushy. Also only had Ritz crackers but I don't think that affected the topping. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2016
So I made a variation on this quite accidentally. First, I didn't have crackers so I used pretzels that I ground up in the food processor. Then the mistake: I added the pretzel crumb mixture to the melted butter. Oops. I pressed the mixture into each piece and baked as directed. I ended up with preztel-Parmesan crusted perch, which was delicious and a big hit with my family. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2016
This is a GREAT recipe and I have made it exactly as listed and also have simplified it considerably by substituting crushed Olive Garden Seasoned Croutons for the spices and saltines. I have tried it with cod swai tilapia and white fish and it turned out great with all of them. Yesterday just before I put the dish into the oven I put just a sprinkle of dill and Parsley on top - it turned out very good! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2016
I don't usually make Perch so I looked for a recipe and found this. My family and I did not like the breading. Won't be making it again. Read More
(1)
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