This easy fried fish recipe gives you the crispy fish experience without the hassle of using a deep fat fryer.

The crispy finish is achieved with a simple combination of flour and seasoning.

 Use a heavy-based skillet for your frying and heat the pan before adding the oil for the best results.

 It’s a great way to add delicious fish to your diet.

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Makes

2 servings

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Good For:

dinner

Ingredients

  • 2 x 4oz white fish such as haddock or cod with the skin off
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

How to make Crispy Pan-Fried Fish

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Pat the fish dry to remove any surface moisture

Step 2

Season well on both sides with salt and pepper

Step 3

In a large shallow container, mix the paprika with the flour

Step 4

Dip each piece of fish into the flour mix covering both sides and shake off any excess

Step 5

Preheat the skillet and then carefully add in the oil – it should just cover the base of the pan

Step 6

Add in the fish – it should sizzle as soon as it hits the pan

Do not move the fish for at least 2 – 3 minutes to ensure the flour crust forms

Step 7

If you nudge it and it moves easily it is ready to flip over

Flip and cook for another 3 minutes for the second side crust to form

Step 8

Continue cooking until done – this will vary depending on the thickness of the fish

Tips

Be careful not to move the fish around too much to make sure the crust doesn’t fall off

A thin cut of fish will make cooking easier as it will cook through to the center faster

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Crispy Pan Fried Fish

This easy fried fish recipe gives you the crispy fish experience without the hassle of using a deep fat fryer.
The crispy finish is achieved with a simple combination of flour and seasoning.
 Use a heavy-based skillet for your frying and heat the pan before adding the oil for the best results.
 It's a great way to add delicious fish to your diet.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 x 4oz white fish such as haddock or cod with the skin off
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Pat the fish dry to remove any surface moisture
  • Season well on both sides with salt and pepper
  • In a large shallow container, mix the paprika with the flour
  • Dip each piece of fish into the flour mix covering both sides and shake off any excess
  • Preheat the skillet and then carefully add in the oil – it should just cover the base of the pan
  • Add in the fish – it should sizzle as soon as it hits the pan
    Do not move the fish for at least 2 - 3 minutes to ensure the flour crust forms
  • If you nudge it and it moves easily it is ready to flip over
    Flip and cook for another 3 minutes for the second side crust to form
  • Continue cooking until done – this will vary depending on the thickness of the fish

Notes

Tips
Be careful not to move the fish around too much to make sure the crust doesn’t fall off
A thin cut of fish will make cooking easier as it will cook through to the centre faster

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 19gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 311IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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