Fried Portuguese Style Bay Scallops

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is a simple, straight-forward way to prepare fresh bay scallops without distracting from their natural sweetness. The larger sea scallops would work just as well here.

Top Review by iris5555

The garlic is a great addition! Although I didn't use as much flour as indicated and shook off the excess, the coating was still a little pasty on mine too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the scallops in cold water. Spread on paper towels to dry. Put flour in a small bowl. Toss scallops in flour to coat completely.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the scallops and pan fry 3 to 4 minutes, moving and turning, until they are firm but not browned. Add garlic and parsley and cook 30 seconds longer.
  3. Remove to a serving plate and squeeze lemon juice over scallops and season with salt and pepper.

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