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Breaded and Fried Scallops

Rated as 4.6 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...

Super easy and taste great

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+