Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is very easy to make, if not a bit messy, but the crust comes out so crunchy. It's really nice served with any kind of rice, or a baked potato and a green thing ( asparagus, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, or green beans... actually broccolini is my new favourite with this.) It's just something my mother always did with fish & she used to play with the seasonings from time to time. This is my latest mix. Discard unused crumb, egg & flour mix. You won't need all of it.
- 4 red snapper fillets
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 1 pinch dried oregano
- 1 pinch dried basil
- 2 -3 tablespoons oil
- Rinse fillets under cold cold water. Lay on plate & pat dry with paper towels.
- Remove 3 shallow bowls from cupboard (here's where the messy bit starts).
- In one of the bowls, mix together flour, paprika and lemon pepper. Fluff together with fork.
- In another bowl stir together the 2 eggs until frothy.
- In the 3rd bowl mix the breadcrumbs, cornmeal, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil and pepper.
- Heat oil in pan.
- Dip each fillet first into the flour mixture. Coat evenly on both sides, then dip into the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb/cornmeal mixture.
- When oil is hot lay the filets gently in the pan. Do not crowd.
- Cook fillets until golden brown on both sides. I do mine in a Texas skillet. (large frypan), but if you have to do it in two batches, you can keep them warm for awhile in a 230°F oven on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Serve with a little tartar sauce, seafood sauce or brown butter.