Breaded and Fried Scallops


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.

close up view of Breaded and Fried Scallops in a pan
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup Italian-season bread crumbs, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup bay scallops, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice


  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
24g Fat
43g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 1213mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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