Fried fish fillets, or Fish & Chips as the Brits call it, is an easy, lip-smacking, and kid-friendly dish. There probably aren’t many people who have tried and hated batter-fried or crumbed fish. Here we share a tasty fried fish fillet recipe that can be ready in a matter of minutes. It is a simple combination of flour and seasoning. Although this recipe may sound too simple to taste good, the result is straight-up awesome!
The Origins of Fish & Chips
Everyone knows that fish & Chips is a British fan favourite. It is often considered the national dish of Britain and is a popular takeaway or take-out dish. Its popularity has gained international notoriety, and it has spread to other countries like Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, and yes, India.
People choose to eat it with either a squeeze of lemon juice or a drizzle of malt vinegar. Besides the chips, people also enjoy mushy peas, mint sauce, and even batter scraps as sides.
Any of our fish fillets would pair nicely with this recipe, but we especially like Tilapia (Jalebi) fillets. You can view our other fresh fish & seafood options by clicking on the button below.
You want to ensure your oil is hot enough. If not, your fish will absorb too much oil and turn soggy. Test out a piece of bread; if it turns golden in 10-15 seconds, you’re good to go. If you intend to make fried fish often, then we recommend investing in an oil thermometer. 180-190℃ is ideal for flaky and crunchy fish.
Fry in smaller batches
Do not overcrowd your pan; this reduces the temperature of the oil, so again, your fish will begin to absorb oil and become soggy.
Fried Fish Fillet Recipe
The fish fillet recipe we have for you today is neither battered nor crumbed. Instead, we are using a flour coating that will turn crisp and golden when fried. This recipe is minimal and less messy. There’s no egg or breadcrumb used. All you’ll need are five ingredients, one of which is the fish. You can fry or oven roast french fries instead of going through the hassle of making them yourself. Trust us; it will be just like you ordered it in a restaurant!
Take a deep plate and add flour, salt, pepper and paprika to it. Mix the ingredients.
Take the fish fillets and coat them in the flour mixture. Make sure to shake off the excess coating.
Take a heavy-bottomed pan and add oil for frying. Once the oil is smoking, lower the flame to medium and gently place the fillets into it. Fry the fish fillets for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. The fish should be cooked through. Fry the fillet in batches. Add more oil if required after frying the first batch. Serve hot with Ketchup or mint chutney.
If you prefer a tartare sauce with your fried fish, combine mayo, lime juice, dill, and capers in a bowl. If you don’t have capers, no worries, add chopped-up bits of pickled cucumber or any other veggie you enjoy. We know this quick and easy fried fish fillet recipe will impress you enough to want to make it again and again. So, happy cooking, and do let us know how it goes for you!
Recipe TipMake sure you use the oil that has a high smoking point such as canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil or grapeseed oil.
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Frequently Asked QuestionsWhich fish can I use for this recipe?You can use any white fish such as Cod, Halibut, Haddock or Tilapia to make this recipe.
Can I use other seasonings?Yes. You can use any seasonings of your choice for this preparation. However, do not miss the flour coating as this adds a crispy layer to the fillet.
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