Cod is a dense, flaky, white-fish with a mild, almost buttery taste. Both haddock and whiting come from the same family as Cod and are sometimes sold as Cod. Try this pan-frying method to cook your next cod dinner.
1/2 cup milk
4 six-ounce cod
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cracker meal or crushed saltine crackers
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
- Whisk the egg and milk in a medium bowl; add the cod and set aside to soak.
- Mix the flour, cracker meal, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt on a plate.
- Heat 1 inch of oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.
- Remove the fish from the milk mixture and dredge in the flour mixture, turning to coat.
- Fry in the hot oil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt and pepper.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- Consider panko breadcrumbs instead of crackers, for more crunch.