If you dredge in flour, then egg wash, then panko or regular bread crumbs, or corn meal, or farina, then yes, you can simply bake the fish as the crumbs will crisp and brown from the hot air of the oven..
If you use only flour, you will need to get a large pot of oil going, dredge and fry for only a couple of minutes, transfer to baking sheets, then bake. The coating needs to be nudged toward browning with a little hot oil first.
Don't forget to season the flour, or bread crumbs.
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