Recipe: Pan-fried Crusted Cod Fish

Pan-fried Cod Fish, Courtesy:
Pan-fried Cod Fish, Courtesy:

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 large egg
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
Kosher salt
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  1. Whisk the egg and milk in a medium bowl; add the cod and set aside to soak.
  2. Mix the flour, cracker meal, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt on a plate.
  3. Heat 1 inch of oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the fish from the milk mixture and dredge in the flour mixture, turning to coat.
  5. Fry in the hot oil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. 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.
Yield: 4 servings
Source:, Food Network Kitchen

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