Crunchy Cod

    25 min

    This fried fish is absolutely delicious. It's coated in a herb and spice seasoned polenta mix, then deep-fried to perfection. Enjoy with chips, if desired.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 4 (85g) fillets cod fish
    • 250ml oil for frying
    • 50g dry polenta or cornmeal
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

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

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    Reviews in English (53)


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


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