Easy Crispy Battered Fried Fish

Fried fish is a classic dish that is loved by many, and with Kate’s Buttermilk, you can take this dish to the next level. The tangy and creamy flavor of buttermilk adds a delicious dimension to the fish and creates a crispy and golden-brown crust. In this recipe, we will show you how to make fried fish using Kate’s Buttermilk as a marinade and coating. This recipe is easy to follow and requires only a few simple ingredients, making it perfect for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner.

Fried Fish with a lime and horseradish with chips in the background in a metal basket

 

4.7 from 11 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Fish
Servings 1 Filet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb fish filets (such as cod, haddock, or tilapia)
  • 1 cup Kate's buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • vegetable oil (for frying) Amount will vary based on frying method

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow dish, pour Kate’s Buttermilk over the fish fillets, making sure they are fully coated. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let the fish marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • In a separate shallow dish, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat if pan frying; the oil should reach ⅓” above the fish. If using a fryer, the fish should be fully submerged according to the fryer manufacturer's instructions. The amount of oil used may vary depending on the fryer.
  • Remove each fish fillet from the buttermilk marinade, allowing any excess to drip off. Coat each fillet in the flour mixture, pressing the flour onto the fish to ensure it sticks.
  • Carefully place the fish fillets in the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the fish from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve the fried fish hot, with lime or lemon wedges and tartar sauce. Don’t forget the fries, too!

Nutritional Info

Calories
1379
Total Fat
41.8g
Saturated Fat
11.9g
Cholesterol
120mg
Sodium
2978mg
Total Carbohydrate
182.4g
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
Total Sugars
10.2g
Protein
65.8g
Calcium
634mg
Iron
8mg
Potassium
237mg

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