Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pan Fried Fish Fillets

Pan fried fish fillets
Pan fried fish fillets with rice

We normally don't eat many fried foods, but when my good friend George gave me some fresh Crappie fillets from Lake Chautauqua, this lake is located in Western New York, and known for it's great fishing.

George is an avid fisherman, he fishes the lake, and Allegheny river all year long. These were caught while George and his son were ice fishing this year.

Crappie is a North American fresh water fish in the sunfish family. Crappies are known to be one of the best tasting fresh water fish, because of their diet.

I would have normally broiled these fillets, but George suggested; trying them pan fried. So here is how I pan fried these fillets to perfection.

These fillets were very easy to make and so delicious, served with a wedge of lemon and rice to make a great meal. If you don't have a friend like George, just use your favorite fresh fish fillets.

  • 1 lb. of your favorite fish fillets
  • 1 cup of McCormick Fish-n-Chips Seafood Batter Mix
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 fresh lemon cut in wedges
  • Your favorite rice or French fries
  1. Pour about 1/4 inch of oil in a 10 or 12 inch fry pan, heat oil to 375 degrees on medium heat
  2. Mix 1 cup of McCormick batter with the water
  3. Once oil is hot, dip the fillets and coat with the batter
  4. Add them to the pan (I add 3 fillets at a time) 
  5. Fry 3 to 5 minutes per side until fillets are golden brown.

Do you like your fish broiled, baked or fried?


  1. Sounds delicious, Sam. I like my fish done each way you mentioned and even boiled into a soup. We had chowder tonight for dinner and it was mighty fine.

    1. Hi Haydnsgrammie, I also like my fish cooked different ways. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend :)

  2. They look so tasty, Sam. It is really too bad you live so far away!

    1. Hi Merry, It's so nice to hear from you, if you ever get to Western New You we'll cook some up. Have a great weekend :)

  3. Oh your fish sounds delish! I like my fish fried, baked, and deep fried.

    1. Susan, Thanks for visiting, I'm glad you like it, and have a wonderful weekend:)

  4. I love fish and am only a passable cooker of it. I should try your recipe, Eugene. - Brenda

    1. Hi Brenda, It is a very east recipe and so delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by :)


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