Crispy Oat Crusted Fish

    25 min

    Porridge oats make a crispy coating for fish. Serve warm with chips and lemon or with a salad.

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    Serves: 2 

    • vegetable oil for frying
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 5 tablespoons milk
    • 4 cod fillets
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour for coating
    • 150g (5 oz) rolled porridge oats
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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

    1. Warm oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Coat cod fillets with flour; shake off excess. Dip cod in egg mixture; allow excess to drip off. Coat cod with oats.
    3. Place fish one at a time in hot oil; fry about 2 1/2 minutes, then turn over, and fry about 2 1/2 minutes more. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    I dont usually rate a recipe that I altred, but based on other reviews, I made two changes. One, I seasoned the fish to my liking BEFORE the flour, that way the fish got seasoned, not the coating. Second, I cooked the fish in the oven the way I do ovwen fried chicken. I heat up the pan in the oven first, and aadd whatever oil or butter I want to use ( usually a combination ) Then I added the fish. Cooked it halfway thru, then flipped it over to finish cooking. Both sides get crispy, the fish gets cooked before it burns. My husband and I both enjoyed it.  -  03 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I sat in stunned silence as our normaly fussy 4yr old gobbled this fish up. His only request to us was "try your dinner it's good" and he was right. We did add season salt to the flour as suggested by other members  -  17 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This deserves 10 stars. It so moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I love the oatmeal. Why didn't I ever think of this. By far the best fish I have ever made.  -  28 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)