Skillet Fried Fish Nuggets

Bowl of fried chunky cod breaded nuggets on steel table
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  • 13 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 10 Servings
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Easy fish nuggets with a pancake mix and bread crumb batter.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil for frying
  • 3 pounds fish fillets
  • Dash of lemon pepper
  • Dash of garlic salt
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg (beaten)

How to Make It

  1. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat (about 350° to 365°).
  2. Cut fish in bite-sized pieces.
  3. Lightly sprinkle with lemon pepper and garlic salt.
  4. Combine pancake mix and bread crumbs in a large plastic food storage bag.
  5. Dip fish in a mixture of beaten egg and water.
  6. Place fish in bag to coat with crumbs.
  7. Fry in hot oil for 7 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once.
  8. Drain well on paper towels; serve fried fish nuggets immediately with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 576
    Total Fat 26 g
    Saturated Fat 22 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 22 mg
    Sodium 184 mg
    Carbohydrates 83 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)