I bought this 1988 recipe book at a rummage sale last week. The recipes are from all the different restaurants in Wisconsin. So far all the ones I've tried have been Delicious. I forgot to add the cheddar cheese when I made it but it still tasted great. This recipe is from a restaurant called Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
DH loves to fish, and when he brings home a "catch", this is the first recipe we go to, of coarse I have to quick grab the 1/2 cup of beer before he gets to it. You can add or delete the seasonings as your taste sees fit,Soaking in buttermilk, is the key to kicking the "fishy" taste, but this is an optional step. The original recipe comes from Ryan Newman. Prep time does not include chill time.
We had this at a potluck supper in Jackman Maine. My husband loved it so he tracked down the cook and got the recipe. The only thing he didn't get is the cooking time and I always 'wing it', so please check fish for doneness.
There is nothing fancy about this but if your looking for a crispy coating without any deep-frying this is about as good as it gets, If your skillet is not large enough to hold all of the fish, then transfer to a baking sheet that has been coated with oil, only dry breadcrumbs or the coating will not adhere to the fish --- cooking time is for oven only, if desired any large fish fillet can be replaced for the cod, all seasoning my be adjusted to taste