This simple recipe works best with cod (scrod) and flounder. The product is a fresh, buttery-tasting fillet. Goes so well with french fries or oven fries (chips).

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 fillets
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir egg whites and water together with a fork in a wide, shallow bowl. Mix cornmeal, flour, and pepper together with a fork on a plate.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dip each flounder fillet into the egg white mixture and press into the cornmeal mixture to coat completely. Gently toss between your hands so any cornmeal that hasn't stuck can fall away. Place fish onto a plate while preparing the rest of the fillets; do not stack.

  • Carefully put fish into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain fillets on a plate lined with paper towel; season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

1066 calories; protein 37.8g; carbohydrates 38.8g; fat 84.5g; cholesterol 80.6mg; sodium 166.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
This was really yummy and easy to make, but I feel the amount of flour and corn meal should be way less. I tried to use as much as possible but only so much will stick. I had a ton left over with six 2 oz. fillets, but the breading was just the right thickness and super crispy. My family loved it too! Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/08/2019
To me this is not a Fish & Chip Batter. It is more like a Shore Lunch Fish Fry. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2014
This was really yummy and easy to make, but I feel the amount of flour and corn meal should be way less. I tried to use as much as possible but only so much will stick. I had a ton left over with six 2 oz. fillets, but the breading was just the right thickness and super crispy. My family loved it too! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2014
I adjusted my Serving Size to reflect 2 Servings, versus the Original 4 Servings, and the Dry Ingredients were adjusted lower. After dipping my fresh Atlantic Haddock, which I cut into serving size pieces, into the Egg White I had no problem getting the Dry Ingredients to stick. We liked the Tasty Outer Coating and the way it Browned up very nicely. The trick is to use good, and fresh, Vegetable Oil and to heat this up at a high temperature (and cover the pan while cooking). Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2016
This recipe was very tasty but it all broke a part in the pan when I flipped it. Mine turned out to be "chopped breaded fish" my fault on the devastating flip but indeed a tasty and great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2015
This is a great recipe! I made a couple alterations, but am confident that I'd get a great result without them. Mine were using the whole egg, not just the whites. I used milk instead of water, and let the fish soak in the egg/milk wash for about 5 minutes. I also added onion powder and paprika to the dry mix--which for me was einkorn flour and milled corn. The batter stuck to the fish, and cooked up nice and crispy. My husband loved this, and we will likely stick to this one from now on!!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2014
This was really good quick easy and tasted delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
This was a very easy recipe and the fish was delicious flaky and crisp without too much coating. I will make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2016
It was very easy to prepare an tasty. Made a great fish an chip lunch.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
very simple and great taste! At its I forgot the salt at the end and it really makes a difference. Would definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2015
Good flavor and a quick and easy to remember recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/08/2019
To me this is not a Fish & Chip Batter. It is more like a Shore Lunch Fish Fry. Read More
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