Cod Broiled on a Bed of Potatoes

Cod is one of the world’s most beloved and versatile fish. It can be baked, broiled, steamed, poached, salted, or cooked with milk in a stew. This dish is simple yet delicious.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 lbs. Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cod fillets or steaks (5 oz. each)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped parsley
  • 4 lemon wedges


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Toss the potatoes with oil and melted butter, salt, and pepper in a baking pan.
  • Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes or until the top is brown and crisp and the inside soft.
  • When the potatoes are done, lay the fish on top, dot with butter, and turn the oven to broil.
  • Broil until the fish is done—8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. If the potatoes start to burn, move the pan to a lower shelf in the oven.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.