Easy Fried Fish Fillets

Fried Fish Fillets
Diana Rattray
Ratings (84)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 pound fish fillets (such as haddock, tilapia, cod, etc.)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour 1 inch of oil in skillet; heat to 375 F.

    Oil heating in pan.
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  2. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and paprika, and mix together.

    Seasoning and flour for dredging.
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  3. Dip fish fillets into flour mixture.

    Dredged fish fillets.
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  4. Working in batches, fry fish for about 5 minutes on each side; remove to a platter.

    Frying fish fillets in oil.
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  5. Serve hot with tartar sauce or homemade remoulade sauce.

    Easy fried fish fillets.
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  6. Enjoy!

Kitchen Notes

  • This recipe is great for a variety of fish fillets, such as haddock, cod, and tilapia.

  • If you want to try and change up the seasoning, Mrs. Dash is a great alternative when adding flavor to your fillets.

  • Since fish happens to be a more tender protein, make sure to keep an eye on the skillet when frying these fillets up. The golden brown crust can burn quickly.

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