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Cornmeal Fried Fish
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Cornmeal Fried Fish, deliciously golden and crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside, and with a cheeky touch of lemon, this is the best cornmeal-crusted cod you can have. Ready in no time, a great meal for little and big ones too. The cornmeal-crusted fish is shallow-fried for a nice golden crust, and can be served with more lemon juice or a scrumptious garlic sauce. Serve it hot with your favourite fries or a nice fresh salad, and you get the best meal for a hot summer's day.

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: white fish fillets
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 946 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 4 cod fillets
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • juice from a lemon for drizzling over the fish
  1. In a large bow, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper.

  2. Coat the fish fillets in the cornmeal mixture, shaking off the excess cornmeal.

  3. Heat up the oil in a frying pan set over a medium heat, and fry each fillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side (skin down first), or until golden.

  4. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil.

  5. Serve hot with lemon juice drizzled over the fillets.

Nutrition Facts
Cornmeal Fried Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 946 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 387mg129%
Sodium 632mg26%
Potassium 3781mg108%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 163g326%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.