Fish Fry

A very simple fish fry to make after a long day at work! Quick, simple and right to the point!

Total: 22 min

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 12 min

Yield: 4 servings


Vegetable oil, for frying

1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh cod

Salt and pepper, LOTS of salt

1 /2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons cold water, a splash

2 cups plain bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, a few pinches

Wedged lemons and malt vinegar for topping


Pour 2-inches of vegetable oil into a large skillet. Place skillet over large burner and heat oil over medium high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop in 1-inch cube of white bread. The bread should brown in a 40 count.

Cut cod into 4 servings, 6 to 8-ounce portions and season with salt and pepper. Place a couple of scoops of flour in a pie tin. Combine egg and water in second tin.

Season plain bread crumbs and mustard and cayenne in the third tin. Coat fish in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Gently set coated fish into hot oil and fry 5 minutes on each side until medium golden brown in color.

When the fish is evenly golden all over, remove and drain on brown paper sacks. Sprinkle with salt right away!

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