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Simple New England Fried Fish

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"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)."
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30 m servings 1066
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 fillets)


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  1. 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.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 1066 calories; 84.5 38.8 37.8 81 167 Full nutrition

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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 wi...

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 recip...

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 ...

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, ...

This was really good, quick, easy and tasted delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe.

It was very easy to prepare an tasty. Made a great fish an chip lunch..

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!

Delightfully simple - a crunchy and subtle pedestal to show off the flavors of the fish. I used tilapia and left out the salt, it came out great!

very simple and great taste! At its I forgot the salt at the end, and it really makes a difference. Would definitely make again.