fish fried extra crispy


For the Fish:

  • 4 white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia), about 6 oz each
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Coating:

  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


1. Prep the Fish:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.

2. Prepare the Coating Station:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • In three separate shallow dishes, set up a coating station. In the first dish, mix flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Pour buttermilk into the second dish. In the third dish, combine panko breadcrumbs, cornmeal, dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, and black pepper.

3. Dredge the Fish:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Dredge each fish fillet in the flour mixture, ensuring it’s evenly coated. Dip it into the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off, then coat it in the breadcrumb mixture. Press the breadcrumbs onto the fish to adhere.

4. Heat the Oil:

  • Intensity: Moderate
  • In a deep fryer or large, deep skillet, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (180°C).

5. Fry the Fish:

  • Intensity: Moderate
  • Carefully place the coated fish fillets into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork.

6. Drain Excess Oil:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried fish to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

7. Serve:

  • Intensity: Easy
  • Serve the extra crispy fried fish hot with your favorite dipping sauces, such as tartar sauce or lemon wedges.

8. Enjoy Your Extra Crispy Fried Fish! This recipe yields perfectly crispy and flavorful fried fish that’s sure to be a hit. Serve it as a delicious main dish with your preferred sides for a delightful meal.**

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