Fried Fish


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 pound of fillet fish (such as haddock, tilapia, or cod)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges, tartar sauce, or remold, optional

How To Make Fried Fish

In a shallow bowl or deep plate, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well.

Seasoning and flour in a shallow bowl and ready to scoop out the fish

Dip 1 or 2 fish fillets in the flour mixture. Make sure it is totally covered on all sides also sweetly removing any excess. Repeat process with the rest  slices.

Dredged fish fillets in flour and a mixture of spices

Pour 1 inch of oil into a frying pan and heat it over medium heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heat the oil in a frying pan

Work in batches, fry the fish in hot oil for 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, crunchy, and fully cooked. Remove it and place it on the cooling rack to allow for drainage.

Fry the fish fillets in oil

Serve hot with lemon slices, tartar sauce, or homemade remolide sauce, if desired. Enjoy.

Fried fish fillets dry on newspaper with lemon slices, tartar sauce and ketchup

How do I make fish fillets gluten-free ?

It is possible to make crunchy fried fish for people who follow strict gluten-free diets. Here are some suggestions:

Replace all-purpose flour with finely ground cornmeal.

Use rice flour or oats instead of all-purpose flour.

Use a gluten-free mixture, usually made with potato starch, rice flour, or chickpea flour.

Use almond meal to wrap your fish, but be aware of nut allergies.

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