Crispy Cajun Breaded Fish

Crispy Cajun Breaded Fish


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About this recipe: You could use almost any fish fillet for this easy but tasty recipe. Tilapia, cod, salmon, sea bass - they'd all work a treat. If you don't have Cajun seasoning to hand, try using a mixture of chilli powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and black pepper.


Serves: 4 

  • 160g dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 225ml buttermilk
  • 675g fish fillets
  • 120g flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil as needed

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

  1. Toss together breadcrumbs, Cajun seasoning and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk. Toss the fish with the flour, shake off the excess, and dip into the egg. Shake off excess egg, and press into breadcrumb mixture. Set aside.
  2. Heat about 3mm of oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side until the fish flakes easily and has browned nicely.

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Reviews (3)


Used Puffed Rice instead of breadcrumbs. Eggs and Goat Milk. With Cajun spices. - 01 Jul 2015


Loved it - 16 Feb 2015


Didnt find this worked good at all with both the flour, egg and buttermilk. Breadcrumbs didn't stick to the fish like they usually do when i dipp the fish in either milk/ egg or flour mixture. Next time will try just egg and buttermilk before dipping in breadcrumb mixture. I like the idea of the egg and buttermilk mixture. - 04 Jun 2014

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