Crunchy Deep-fried Fish Recipe



  • 1 pound good quality white fish fillets (I used cod in this recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • oil in the deep fryer for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice – let rest 15 minutes before using. This is a substitute for buttermilk which works out especially well with the fish.
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat deep fryer 375F.
  2. In a wide dish such as a pie dish whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. In a medium size, bowl mix together the milk mixture and ½ cup cornstarch.
  4. Pat fish fillets dry. Roll each piece of fish in the flour mixture, dip in the milk mixture, and then roll them again in the flour mixture.
  5. Deep fry in 2 batches until fish is golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper toweling and serve.