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Parmesan Fish Recipe

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, catfish, bluegill, crappie, bass and many more. Enjoy.
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Parmesan Fish Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 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


  1. For the sauce – In a small bowl combine mayo, lemon juice, lemon zest, and basil. Mix well cover and chill.
  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.
  3. 1 at a time coat each fillet by rolling in flour, then dipping in the egg mixture and then rolling in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure fillets are fully coated evenly.
  4. Deep fry 2 pieces at a time at 350 degrees in a deep fryer. Deep fry for 2-3 minutes or until fillets is golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon sauce.
Recipe rating


Tuesday 28th of May 2013

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

Lara H

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

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

Debra S

Friday 7th of December 2012

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

Lisa T

Sunday 14th of September 2008

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

Joey Perchy

Sunday 7th of September 2008

Going have to try this looks yummy!