Pan-Fried Cornmeal Batter Fish

"The catch of the day is dipped in a crispy cornmeal batter and pan fried. Land-O-Lakes Cookbook."
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  • in 9" pie pan stir together all ingredients except cornmeal, fish and oil.
  • on waxed paper place cornmeal, dip fish into batter, then coat both sides of fish with cornmeal.
  • in 10" skittle heat oil until hot.
  • place 3 or 4 fish fillets in hot oil.
  • cook over med heat until golden brown.
  • turn and continue cooking until golden brown and fish flakes with a fork.
  • repeat with remaining fish, place fried fish on paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve with potatoes or rice.

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  1. Alicia M.
    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.
  2. D Marshall
    My husband just used this recipe and we liked it. He says the key is to use a cast iron skillet. The great thing is you can add spices to your liking. He only cooked 2 Flounder filets and had left over batter. He mixed some corn meal and sugar in it, and made some hush puppies.
  3. sherry n.
    Best fish batter recipe I’ve ever tried! I don’t like fish but my husband loves it so I make it and eat it anyway. This recipe enabled me to actually enjoy eating fish! Thank you!!!
  4. katrinalanemorris
    I made this with halibut and it was amazing! My husband said it was the best fried fish he's ever had!
  5. Tisa G.
    Made batter with gluten free all purpose flour. Fried fish perfection!


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