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Breaded and Fried Scallops

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"I love scallops, and I wanted to try them fried but had limited ingredients. This was super easy and delicious. I started to make it all the time."
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10 m servings 487
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Mix bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Whisk egg lightly in a bowl. Dip scallops in egg; place in the bread crumb mixture in the bag. Seal bag and shake until scallops are coated with bread crumbs.
  3. Bring butter, olive oil, and lemon juice to a simmer in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breaded scallops; cook, shaking skillet occasionally, until browned, 6 to 7 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use plain bread crumbs if preferred.
  • I use bay scallops, but sea scallops would also be good.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 487 calories; 24 43.1 25 146 1213 Full nutrition

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I really enjoyed this recipe. I only needed one serving so I cut the recipe back. I heated the oil on high until it shimmered added the scallops and turned the heat down to med. high and cooked...

This was perfect for us. I needed to make it GF. I used Aleias GF crispy crumbs.

Excellent !, I made 1 change - substituted plain breadcrumbs for the Italian and added some dried basil and oregano. Overall, as a retired teacher, I give it an A+