Pan–fried cod with potatoes

    30 min

    Very simple and easy to cook recipe! One of my favourites!


    London, England, UK
    63 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 600g / 2 to 4 cod fillets
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 500g / 4 to 6 organic potatoes (for better taste)
    • 200g unsalted butter
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • garlic powder to taste
    • handful chopped fresh dill

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Season the fillets on both sides with salt and pepper and leave them to rest.
    2. Cook the potatoes in salted water to cover for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    3. Melt half of the butter in a frying pan, preferably non-stick. Add the potatoes and the garlic powder and then cover. Adjust the heat to low and leave for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir from time to time. When the potatoes start to look golden and crispy brown, take them off the heat and garnish with fresh dill if you like it.
    4. Meanwhile, melt the rest of the butter in another frying pan and add the fillets. Add the lemon juice. Cook each side for about 3 to 4 minutes.
    5. Place in a big dish - the fillets on one side and the potatoes on the other - and drizzle with the sauce from the fish. As you already know, white fish tastes amazing with good white wine :)

    Cook's tip:

    It is important to buy fish from a fresh fish counter! If you prefer, you can use other white fish or salmon for this recipe.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    This was really good. Simple recipe that you can cook easily on a weeknight. Thanks so much for posting  -  18 Nov 2012


    omg soo good we had it tonight for supper it was very delicious  -  16 Feb 2014


    This was really good, only one thing that I had to change. While cooking the potatoes on low with the lid on they were not browning. Turned the heat to high, removed the lid and they browned nicely. Thanks for posting the recipe  -  22 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)