Pan Fried Fish

Pan Fried Fish
Pan Fried Fish

This meal is quick and easy, with only 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time!

You can use any lean fish, such as sea bass, flounder, cod, halibut, perch or Pollock (I used Pollock because it was on sale).

Pan Fried Fish


1- 1½ lbs. lean fish fillets (4 fillets)
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
½ cup flour
1 egg
1 Tablespoon water
Cooking oil (such as vegetable or canola)


1.  Heat 1/8 of an inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2.  Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl or plate.  Beat egg and add water.  Dip fish pieces into egg, then coat with flour.

3.  Fry fish in hot oil for 6 to 10 minutes, turning fish once, until fish flakes easily with fork and is golden brown on both sides.  Drain on paper towel.

Makes 4 servings

This recipe was adapted from my favorite cookbook Betty Crocker's New Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook (8th Ed.)

Pan Fried Fish


  1. I have a hard time saying no to anything fried! This looks great. Thank you so much for sharing your Thursday favorite thing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop! ~Rina

    1. Thanks for stopping by Rina!

      Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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