Shallow-fried fish


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pound fish fillets (such as haddock, tilapia, or cod)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, tartar sauce, or rémoulade, optional


    step 1

    In a shallow bowl or deep plate, combine the flour, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix well.

    step 2

    Dip 1 or 2 fish fillets into the flour mixture. Make sure they are completely coated on all sides and gently shake off any excess. Repeat the process with the remaining fillets.

    step 3

    Pour oil into a skillet and heat over medium-high heat to 375 F.

    step 4

    Working in batches, fry the fish in the hot oil for about 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, crispy, and cooked through. Remove and set on a cooling rack to let drain.

    Serve hot with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, or homemade rémoulade sauce, if desired. Enjoy.