Main dish

Crispy Pan Fried Fish

Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 3 Mins Cook Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 8 Mins
Easy ✅ Quick ✅ Tasty ✅


0/7 Ingredients
  • Garnishes


0/8 Instructions
  • Use scrunched up paper towels to pat the fish dry on both sides. This is especially important if you are using thawed frozen fish.
  • Season the fish well on both sides with salt and pepper (key!).
  • Mix the flour and paprika on a plate.
  • Coat fish on both sides with flour, pressing down firmly so it adheres, but shake well to remove excess.
  • Heat a heavy based skillet (normal or non stick) over medium high heat until you see wisps of smoke. Add oil and swirl to coat the pan - it will heat within seconds.
  • Add fish - it should sizzle straight away. Shake the pan lightly to move the fish. Cook for 2 minutes until golden and crisp, pressing down gently, then flip. Cook the other side for 2 minutes until crisp then remove.
  • If it's browning too quickly, just remove pan from the stove briefly. If it's stuck, don't move - it will release naturally once golden.
  • Serve fish immediately with lemon wedges and garnished with dill or parsley, if using. It starts to lose crispiness after 5 minutes.



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