Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe



  • 1 pound pan fish fillets
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with paper toweling (remove the skin – optional)
  2. Place ½ cup flour in a shallow dish such as a pie plate. In another shallow dish whisk together the cornmeal, 1 cup flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley flakes, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the milk and egg.
  4. Roll each fillet in the flour, dip in the egg mixture, and then in the cornmeal mixture to finish coating; set aside on a plate.
  5. Cook fish in batches – deep fryer at 375F, or in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides. (My favorite is a cast iron skillet for this)
  6. Place fillets on a plate lined with paper toweling to catch any excess oil.