Polenta Fried Fish

    20 minutes

    This is a great crunchy and spicy coating for fried fish, perfect for homemade fish and chips. You can substitute any type of fish you like.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 4 fillets whitefish, such as hake
    • 1 cup (250ml) oil for frying
    • 1/3 cup polenta
    • 1/3 cup plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a medium bowl combine milk and lemon juice. Add fish fillets and marinate 5 minutes. Heat oil in large heavy frypan over medium heat.
    2. In a shallow bowl mix together polenta and flour. Season with paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper. Coat fish with flour mixture.
    3. Fry fillets in hot oil until golden brown.

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    I baked instead of fried, and the fish turned out great.  -  06 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The key is to dip in coating, then egg, then coating again.  -  21 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Looked for a recipe to coat and fry some Pollack fillets and I didnt have 2 cups of dry potato flakes for Crispy Fish( Submitted by: Kristi). I treid this even though there was no reviews but can honestly say that it was a very good coating and is added to my recipe box. Flavouring was perfect for our palate, may be a bit spicey/salty for some.  -  11 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)