Crispy Fish Fillets

Cooking fish can sometimes be intimidating, but not with this easy to follow recipe for Crispy Fish Fillets. With the help of this recipe, even a total beginner can turn out crunchy and crisp fish fillets every time. Your family will go bananas for them!

Crispy Fish Fillets

3.8 from 13 votes

Cooking fish can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-follow recipe, I feel empowered to create delicious and perfectly crispy fish fillets.


  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes

  • 1/4 cup oil for frying

  • 4 (6 ounce) fillets sole


  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, mustard, and salt; set aside. Place the potato flakes in another shallow dish.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dip fish fillets in the egg mixture. Dredge the fillets in the potato flakes, making sure to completely coat the fish. For extra crispy, dip into egg and potato flakes again.
  • Fry fish fillets in oil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and puree in a food processor or blender a little at a time. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with the bacon. (Note: to serve cold, omit the bacon and add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice.)

As I begin following the recipe, I gather all the necessary ingredients, including fresh fish fillets, breadcrumbs, herbs, and spices. I appreciate the simplicity of the recipe and the clear instructions provided, which make the cooking process straightforward and enjoyable.

I carefully coat the fish fillets in the seasoned breadcrumb mixture, ensuring that each piece is evenly coated for optimal crispiness. The aroma of the herbs and spices wafts through the kitchen, building anticipation for the final result.

Next, I heat up a pan with oil, allowing it to reach the perfect temperature for frying. I place the coated fish fillets gently into the hot oil, listening to the satisfying sizzle as they make contact with the pan.

As the fish fillets cook, I observe their transformation, watching as they turn golden brown and develop a delightful crispy crust. The sound of the sizzling and the aroma of the cooking fish fill the air, heightening my anticipation for the moment of tasting.

Once the fish fillets are cooked to perfection, I carefully remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil. The crispy texture and golden color of the fillets are incredibly appealing.

Finally, I take my first bite of the Crispy Fish Fillets. The crunch of the coating gives way to tender and flaky fish inside. The flavors are well-balanced, with the herbs and spices complementing the natural taste of the fish without overpowering it.

I am pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to achieve such crispy and delicious fish fillets using this recipe. The confidence gained from successfully cooking this dish encourages me to continue exploring new seafood recipes in the future.

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