Fried Bass

Fried Bass

Mr. Greekagojun 0

"I made this while camping. It was a break at camp when nobody was there, so I picked up some worms at the trading post and went off to fish down at the lake. I caught 12 bass with the help of my dad, who came down there after he played guitar at the trading post. It was 7:00 when I brought them all back to camp and thought to eat them since everyone already ate dinner while I was gone. So I fried them up in some crushed chips leftover from lunch. Yum, yum, yum."


25 m servings 466 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 41.7 g
  • 83%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 301 mg
  • 100%
  • Sodium:
  • 630 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk eggs and water together in a bowl; set the egg wash aside.
  2. Sprinkle the bass fillets on both sides with Cajun seasoning and lemon pepper. Dredge the fillets in flour, and shake off any excess. Dip the fillets in the egg wash, then dip fillets in the crushed potato chips.
  3. Fry the fish in the preheated skillet until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 15 Ratings


1 oz. of salt and vinegar chips was not nearly enough to coat the fish for me so I added some salt and pepper kettle style chips that I had on hand. All and all a great recipe but plan on using ...

I thought this dish was to oily! Plus the fatty chips . This wasnt a healthy choice on my part sorry, but thanks for some idea's. I'll stick to baking.

What a tasty recipe for something so simple. My mother never tried smallmouth bass before and, in general, does not eat fish except for walleye. When she tried this salt-and-vinegar-chip recipe...

YUM! This is a really good recipe and I can't wait to use it for fried chicken! My boyfriend caught some Sea Bass in the San Francisco Bay so I wanted to get a good recipe and am so glad I foun...

I used a lot less oil to fry these, I only had a thin layer in my pan. Instead of the cajun seasoning and lemon pepper, I just used salt and pepper. Also used much less flour but way more chip...

Absolutely incredible!!! However, I think it could almost be called Bass Schnitzel! Never the less, we served the dish with rice (cooked in half chicken broth and half water) and sprinkled lemon...

This was good and easy to make. I used Striped Bass I caught the day before. I've never used salt and vinegar chips in a recipe before. Inventive! But it lacked a bit in the flavor departm...

I was really excited about this recipe because it was very innovative. It was not bad, but I was not very impressed. I used tilapia because it is what I had, so maybe the bass would have taste...

FANTASTIC! Great flavors. Made it per the recipe. Will be making this again. Thanks