This simple and quick recipe for Crispy Fried Fish is perfect for busy weeknights as well as weekend comfort food. If you have a few fish fillet in your freezer, you can easily thaw them in cold water within 10 minutes. I used sole fish fillet but any mild, white fish can be used for this recipe.
Fish fillets are delicate and can be over cooked easily. 1 inch thick piece needs 10 minutes to cook, perfectly cooked fillet should flake and look moist.
This recipe for Crispy Fried Fish has two options for crispy coating; breaded coating and gluten free. Enjoy this delicious fish with your favourite salad and dip. I love to serve it with green chutney or sweet and sour tamarind chutney.
For Crispy Fried Fish:
6-7 cloves garlic
1 inch cube ginger
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
For Crispy Coating:
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
sunflower oil for shallow frying
For Gluten-free Coating:
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Water to make a paste
This Is What You Do:
Spread out the fish pieces in a deep dish and pour the mixture over them, rub the marinade in, making sure the fillets are coated on all sides. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a medium frying pan, about 1/2 a cup. Take three deep plates, pour corn flour in the first, break and beat eggs in the second and pour breadcrumbs mixed with salt and pepper in the third.
First roll the fish pieces in the corn flour, then in the eggs and finally coat with bread crumbs. Repeat with six of the fillets, fry on medium heat till they are golden brown on all sides ( takes around 5-6 minutes).
Repeat the whole process with the remaining six fish fillets. When they are done drain them on a sieve mesh. Serve hot immediately.
For Gluten-free option mix all the gluten free ingredients in a bowl,add water slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time till a mixture resembles a thick paste, not too thick, just enough to coat the back of a spoon. Dip the fish pieces in this batter and fry as directed above till golden on all sides.