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Pan-Fried Cod Nuggets
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Delectable fried fish snack. Adult and kid approved!

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 4 6 oz cod fillets cut into nuggets
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup hot chips crushed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
  • 1/2 Tbsp Old Bay
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Canola oil for frying
  1. Whisk the egg, hot sauce, and milk in a medium bowl; add the cod and set aside to soak for 30 minutes. 

  2. Mix the flour, cracker meal, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt on a plate.

  3. Heat 1 inch of oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until you can take a pinch of your dry dredge and test whether it fries when you drop it into the oil. 

  4. Remove the fish from the milk mixture and dredge in the flour mixture, turning to coat. Fry in the hot oil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. 

  5. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Serve with hash browns (pictured) or cole slaw ~ just to name a few side dish ideas.