Pan-Fried Cornmeal Batter Fish

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

The catch of the day is dipped in a crispy cornmeal batter and pan fried. Land-O-Lakes Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in 9" pie pan stir together all ingredients except cornmeal, fish and oil.
  2. on waxed paper place cornmeal, dip fish into batter, then coat both sides of fish with cornmeal.
  3. in 10" skittle heat oil until hot.
  4. place 3 or 4 fish fillets in hot oil.
  5. cook over med heat until golden brown.
  6. turn and continue cooking until golden brown and fish flakes with a fork.
  7. repeat with remaining fish, place fried fish on paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve with potatoes or rice.
Most Helpful

We just had fish from this recipe and it was wonderful. The seasoning is perfect and I will be making this again.

julie_m_hickey March 19, 2016

This breading is crunchy and has a great flavor. Made with Blue Gill and Walleye.

SonnyHavens March 04, 2015

Just used this with tilapia, it turned out great. It had a light and sweet flavor, the crust turned out gorgeous, golden, and crisp. Will definitely be adding it to my favorite fish coating recipes.

Alicia M. August 21, 2014