Fried Bass


I made this while camping. It was a break at camp when nobody was there, so I picked up some worms at the trading post and went off to fish down at the lake. I caught 12 bass with the help of my dad, who came down there after he played guitar at the trading post. It was 7:00 when I brought them all back to camp and thought to eat them since everyone already ate dinner while I was gone. So I fried them up in some crushed chips leftover from lunch. Yum, yum, yum.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 fillets


  • 1 cup peanut oil for frying, or as needed

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 3 (6 ounce) fillets striped bass fillets, skinned

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • ½ cup flour

  • 1 (1 ounce) package salt-and-vinegar potato chips, crushed

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk eggs and water together in a bowl; set the egg wash aside.

  2. Sprinkle the bass fillets on both sides with Cajun seasoning and lemon pepper. Dredge the fillets in flour, and shake off any excess. Dip the fillets in the egg wash, then dip fillets in the crushed potato chips.

  3. Fry the fish in the preheated skillet until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with lemon wedges.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
22g Fat
26g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 301mg 100%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 758mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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