My Secret Fish Coating

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"This is a recipe I came up with after hosting many annual fish fries at our summer camp. The fish pieces need to be a bit wet for the coating to stick; we freeze everything we catch throughout the summer and at the end of the summer we thaw the fish, coat it with this recipe and deep fry it. I am asked for this recipe quite often. This is a nice light coating, similar to a flour dredge, but crispier. This is not a batter and no beer is used in this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free all-purpose flour."

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (13.4 g)
  • Calories 44.8
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.8 mg
  • Sodium - 631.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 40.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together in a large plastic bag.

Step 2

Toss with fish fillets and deep fry until done.


No special items needed.

18 Reviews


This was SO GOOD! I guess I haven't cooked many fish fries in the past and now I'm wondering what took me so long. I'll definitely be making this coating again. I didn't read the 'seasoned' part of salt in the ingredients and used regular salt. Now I'd like to try it with seasoned salt to compare. Thank you for a winner!


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(2 Mar 2024)


Great recipe, Bea! Provided that good stuff that makes fried fish delicious. Used haddock filets and had some leftover coating which I saved in the freezer for some more fish fry delight later. I’m so glad you shared your secret, so starting thinking of revealing some more secrets.…Lol.


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(22 Apr 2023)


Fish fry is such a delicious food item. I really loved it. I tried your recipe to coat my fried fish. It was too good.


review by:
(24 Feb 2021)


I didn't have romano cheese so substituted parmesan. Crust on our fish was so delicious! Fish was moist and it was a great meal. Had baked potatoes with parmesan and butter combo and snap peas to have with it. Delicious meal!


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(31 Dec 2018)


This coating was so good using haddock fillets. I will definitely make these again!


review by:
(7 Dec 2014)


The coating makes the best tasting fish we have had in a long time! The coating was crunchy and the fish was juicy and delicious!


(23 Jul 2014)

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