Parmesan Fish Recipe

Parmesan Fish
There are so many good ways to cook fish, pan fried, baked, deep fried, or grilled. So many ingredients to enhance the flavor, there are even some really good box mixes out there, but this is better. Last night for the first time I tried Parmesan fish and it was great. The fish is first rolled in bread crumb/parmesan cheese mixture and then deep fried but you can easily sauté in the pan if you don’t have a deep fryer. The real highlight of this recipe isn’t in the breading though; it’s in the delicious lemon sauce – A simple yet great tasting sauce consisting of lemon juice, lemon zest, mayo and basil. This recipe will work with many different types of fish including tilapia, cod, cat fish, bluegill, crappie, bass and many more. Enjoy.
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Ingredients:
5 medium fish fillets
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup dry bread crumbs
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs (beaten)
½ cup white flour
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
Oil (for frying)
Lemon Sauce-
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon basil

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: For the sauce – In a small bowl combine mayo, lemon juice, lemon zest and basil. Mix well cover and chill.
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Step 2: On a pie plate combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper. Mix well. On a separate plate combine flour, 1 pinch salt and pepper. Mix well. Beat eggs in a shallow dish.
Step 3: 1 at a time coat each fillet by rolling in flour, then dipping in egg mixture and then rolling in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure fillets are fully coated evenly.
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Step 4: Deep fry 2 pieces at a time at 350 degrees in a deep fryer. Deep fry for 2-3 minutes or until fillets are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon sauce.
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19 Responses to “Parmesan Fish Recipe”

  1. Kevin — August 11, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

    That fish look nice and crispy and good!

  2. sred — August 12, 2008 @ 10:51 am

    The fish recipe looks good. But the sauce just seems awesome! I will definitely give this a try this weekend. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Vani — August 12, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

    Wow, fish looks crispy and delicious. Sauce looks yummy…. Thanks for sharing the recipe, this is a MUST try one ;)

  4. HoneyB — August 13, 2008 @ 2:09 am

    This looks delicious and we will be trying it with our perch we caught recently! I think Grumpy will really love the lemon sauce!

  5. rita — August 13, 2008 @ 2:44 am

    i can totally imagine how yummy these bad boys are. i’ll try your recipe soon :)

  6. Priti — August 13, 2008 @ 5:09 am

    Fish fry looking so delicious..lovely colour and texture….

  7. Elle — August 17, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    This looks mouth-wateringly good! Going on my *must try* list!

  8. Mike — August 17, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    I really like the texture and the flavors you’ve got in the breading. I’ll have to try this some time soon!

  9. Leslie — August 17, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

    I would have never thought to do Fish Parm! What a great idea!!

  10. diva — August 17, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    wow. great idea. bread crumbs and cheese? not something i’ve ever thought about – silly me. x

  11. My Sweet & Saucy — August 17, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

    This sounds great!

  12. Paula — August 18, 2008 @ 12:20 am

    Oh, this fish looks great! I love the step by step photos! I bet the parmesan really added a wonderful toasted flavor! YUM!

  13. Deborah — August 18, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    I love the sound of that sauce!!

  14. SavoryTv — August 24, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

    That looks delicious. Do you know if it would work with panko bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs?

  15. Joey Perchy — September 7, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    Going have to try this looks yummy!

  16. Lisa T — September 14, 2008 @ 3:25 am

    I tried this on Perch and it was out of this world.
    It is also great for chicken as well!

  17. Debra S — December 7, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    I used haddock and it turned out very well. Fish was cripsy and the sauce makes it awesome.

  18. Lara H — May 28, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Would I have to use a deep fryer? I’m wondering if I could just fry them on the stovetop.

  19. Bobby — May 28, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Lara H – Yes, I think you could fry them on the stovetop.

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