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Deep Fried Fish Recipe

If you enjoy eating fresh fish chances are you have probably deep fried them at least once. Although not the healthiest choice, deep frying fish gives them great flavor and that wonderful crispiness. If you are not going with the average box mix, finding a breading recipe for fried fish can at times be a little difficult. This recipe is very simple and coats the fish fillets with buttery crackers and various seasonings such as garlic salt and old bay seasoning. This recipe will work with fish such as perch, bluegill, crappie, walleye, and bass. My personal favorite is crappie. These go great served with lemon wedges. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)


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Deep Fried Fish Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1lb fresh fish fillets
  • 1 ½ cups buttery crackers (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon old bay seasoning (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup water (or milk)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Oil (for frying)


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees. In shallow dish combine crackers, garlic salt, and 1 teaspoon of old bay seasoning. In another bowl mix egg, water, ¼ teaspoon old bay seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. First coat each fish fillet in the egg mixture, and then put the fillet into the cracker mixture and coat well pressing down so the crackers stick. Repeat until all the fillets are coated.
  3. Deep fry in batches at 350 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.


  1. Denise says:

    This looks so good I’d like to crawl into the photo and grab a piece–or two! Soooo is it Ritz that you used ??

  2. Krista says:

    My husband’s grandfather used to make fish with Ritz crackers and they work perfect! They add the right amount of crunch and salt! I’m craving fish now!

  3. JanieTheresa says:

    I was SO inspired by your recipe. I made this my own by changing a few things. Here is what I did:

    Used Tilapia Fish
    Used Garlic-Butter Club Crackers

    And changed the Seasonings:
    . Salt
    . Pepper
    . Onion Powder
    . Italian dried Herbs
    . Dried Parsley
    . Cayenne Pepper

    This will be my signature fried fish recipe! Thanks so much 🙂

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