Rating: 4.44 stars
500 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 305
  • 4 star values: 134
  • 3 star values: 44
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6

Even people who aren't sure if they love fish will love these crunchy fillets! Quick and easy!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, mustard, and salt; set aside. Place the potato flakes in another shallow dish.

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  • Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Dip fish fillets in the egg mixture. Dredge the fillets in the potato flakes, making sure to completely coat the fish. For extra crispy, dip into egg and potato flakes again.

  • Fry fish fillets in oil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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

391 calories; protein 30g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 136.8mg; sodium 655.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (513)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
The boyfriend stopped 3 times to say how awesome the coating was. The key is definitely as others have said, to flour the fish first - this way the egg/mixture sticks better and you get a better coating. I could have eaten this without a sauce on the side - the mustard made such a nice addition. At first I thought it was too much but it really wasn't - after it's fried it's not as potent. We also threw in some garlic powder into the mustard/egg mixture (if you throw the spices into the potato mixture it will fall to the bottom and never get on the fish). I used tilapia (apparently they dont carry grey sole or any sole for that matter in Virginia) and only needed 2 minutes on each side for a gorgeous golden brown coating. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2012
Made this for dinner tonight. No one really liked it. I am giving it 3 stars because I feel like the blame could be on me, as I tried to make it a bit healthier and baked it rather than fry it. It was really bad. Perhaps the secret is in frying it. I plan to make it again sometime and see if that makes a difference. Read More
(15)
500 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 305
  • 4 star values: 134
  • 3 star values: 44
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
The boyfriend stopped 3 times to say how awesome the coating was. The key is definitely as others have said, to flour the fish first - this way the egg/mixture sticks better and you get a better coating. I could have eaten this without a sauce on the side - the mustard made such a nice addition. At first I thought it was too much but it really wasn't - after it's fried it's not as potent. We also threw in some garlic powder into the mustard/egg mixture (if you throw the spices into the potato mixture it will fall to the bottom and never get on the fish). I used tilapia (apparently they dont carry grey sole or any sole for that matter in Virginia) and only needed 2 minutes on each side for a gorgeous golden brown coating. Read More
(350)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I made this recipe for dinner tonight. I used flour instead of potato flakes, becuase I love the way flour tastes when it fries on the fish. And, it turned out great. It was so good and my husband really liked it too. A previou pst said that the potato flakes caused some problems - I suggest using flour instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2007
I used orange roughy, Dijon mustard, and Jane's Crazy Mixed Up Salt. I baked it in the oven at 450' and it came out crispy with a very nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2005
Good recipe.Hint:if you want coating to stick to fish dredge in flour before you dip into egg mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
Great recipe! I used flounder but recipe still worked great. I agree with everyone who said coat the fish in flour before the egg mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
Ussually, I'm so-so on fried fish b/c I've had some that were too bland or too "fried" but this was fantastic! Best fried fish I ever had and I will never make it another way again! I only added a dash of salt to the batter and this was perfect. Not a person in the house could remember a time when they had a better fried fish recipe! I can't wait to pass this recipe to my mom. THANK YOU KIMBER for this EASY and GREAT fish recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
Even though I seasoned my garlic instant potato flakes quite heavily including the addition of parm cheese this recipe still rates five stars. I floured my tilapia before dipping into the egg mixture which helped the coating to stick. My family flipped over this recipe and my hubby said that the fish was "out of this world"! Nice compliment for both of us Kimber! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2013
Seriously crunchy fried fish - love it! I've made this twice now with the addition of a flour dusting before frying. The mustard takes fish to a whole new level of yumminess that will please both adults AND kids. A major plus is that by using GF flour to dust the fish, this recipe is GLUTEN FREE! I've made it with tilapia and grouper, both worked well. The first time, I prepped all the fish, then put them into the pan. The second time, I had more fish, so dropped each one into the pan as soon as it was coated. That was a mistake. The coating came off a few of the fillets and what remained was little gummy where it met the fish. So for fish perfection, dust all the fillets in flour, then run them all through the first dip/potato dredge, then all of them through the second dip/dredge, then finally fry them up, in batches, if needed. The short resting times between the steps made a REAL difference in finished quality. I let the fish rest on a wire rack, which helps a lot, too. The top of a broiler pan would work as well. The second time I made them I added cajun spice from the recipe for Maple Cajun Mahi Mahi and loved that, too. I put the spices in the mustard/egg dip. Terrific! This is a perfect base recipe for fried fish. The bottom line - the potato flakes, mustard, and rest between steps results in perfect fish! **UPDATE** Made tonight with GF bread crumbs and flounder, only 1 coating. Still super crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
This was the first time I have made sole fish, it was great, a very mild tasting fish. I used bread crumbs instead of potato flakes(didn't have it), dijon mustard(1 Tbspn) instead of yellow mustard. I also added spices to the bread crumbs - garlic powder and minced dried onions. I will definitely make this again and add oregano to bread crumbs too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2012
Made this for dinner tonight. No one really liked it. I am giving it 3 stars because I feel like the blame could be on me, as I tried to make it a bit healthier and baked it rather than fry it. It was really bad. Perhaps the secret is in frying it. I plan to make it again sometime and see if that makes a difference. Read More
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