Breaded Pan-Fried Salmon


This fried salmon is absolutely delicioso; I love this recipe! These breaded pan-fried salmon fillets are best served with steamed rice and spring mix salad, or broccoli florets and mashed potatoes, or on a toasted roll for a sandwich.

Breaded Pan-Fried Salmon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 fillets


  • cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • ½ tablespoon lemon pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 3 large eggs

  • 6 salmon fillets


  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, seasoned salt, kosher salt, lemon pepper, and white pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat eggs in a separate bowl for 10 seconds.

  4. Working one at a time, dip salmon into beaten eggs to coat completely. Dredge salmon in cornmeal mixture to cover completely. Shake off excess.

  5. Working in batches, fry salmon in hot oil, flipping halfway, until a golden brown crust forms, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 1619mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 517mg 11%

* 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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