Crispy Fish

175 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Kristi
Recipe by  Kristi

“I have tried this recipe with several varieties of white fish and it is always wonderful. This recipe also works without the flour for those of you who have allergies to wheat. I run a fish market and have shared this recipe with many people and they always come back with rave reviews. Serve with your favorite tartar sauce and chips (French fries)!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. In medium bowl, combine the potato flakes, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Soak fish filets in bowl of cold water.
  3. In a deep skillet or deep fryer, melt and heat the shortening to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Dredge fish filets in dry mixture and fry in the hot oil for 5 minutes or until fish flakes apart easily. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

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Reviews (175)

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Cyndi
112

Cyndi

My husband and I loved the breading flavor, which is like eating cajun fish and the french fries at the same time. The coating is excellent for any skinless, boneless meat: I have now tried it with fish fillets, chicken thighs, and pork chops. If you are afraid of frying in butter, try spraying all over the meat with butter flavored Pam, dusting it with coating, spraying again, dusting again, and then one last spray before putting it into a hot oven on a foil lined pan. If you are afraid of the spicy heat (or have picky kids), start off with only 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne and add a little more to taste each time. I like to add a pinch of crushed thyme and dried onion to the mix. Thank you Kristi. You made my Ash Wednesday supper a hit.

ECHO1272
103

ECHO1272

No one in our family liked this...sorry. We love fish. We have it every Friday...it's a Green Bay, Wisconsin tradition. Thought we'd try a new way of fixing it and found this recipe. The problem with this 'breading' is that you cannot taste any fish at all. It's sooo crunchy and it soaks up soooo much shortening that it was just blah, greasy and crunchy. Not at all what we were looking for. It began to get very dark on the outside, but after almost triple the recommended cooking time, the fish was still not flaky and cooked through. Tried a second batch....exact same problem. Definately won't be using this again.

cook4u
90

cook4u

My family and I love this recipe. I make the coating exactly as written and it turns out excellent every time. I do dry off the fish (walleye) after soaking and dip in a beaten egg before dipping it in the coating mixture. Make sure the oil is very hot for best results. My three year old asks for this fish every day.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 446 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 835 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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