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Cornmeal Coating Recipe
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Cornmeal Coating

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"This is a basic coating for fried fish. You can substitute any type of fish you like."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine milk and lemon juice. Add cod fillets, and marinate 5 minutes. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together cornmeal and flour. Season with paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture.
  3. Fry cod fillets in hot oil until golden brown.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2003

I baked instead of fried, and the fish turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2003

This is good, it wasn't as crispy as I like it as in "fried fish", but it was a good coating hence the name. The spices in this worked well together. Not as good as others I've tried, but a really good change. Thanks Sarah.


43 Ratings

Nov 22, 2010

The key is to dip in coating, then egg, then coating again.

Mar 21, 2003

Looked for a recipe to coat and fry some Pollack fillets and I didnt have 2 cups of dry potato flakes for Crispy Fish( Submitted by: Kristi). I treid this even though there was no reviews but can honestly say that it was a very good coating and is added to my recipe box. Flavouring was perfect for our palate, may be a bit spicey/salty for some.

May 03, 2010

I decided to make sole fish and chips for dinner as the man of the house requested a corn mean crusted fish (I usually use beer batter)- this was the recipe to try. For the flour/cornmeal part I only used Lawrey's Garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and a little ground black pepper. I also used about 1/4 cup for cornmeal than the recipe calls for. It turned out great and was nice and crispy. For people who are having a hard time getting a crispy crust try having your frying oil at a higher temperature. I use peanut oil for frying and have it about 375-400 degrees. Not only does it get a nice brown exterior it's super crispy and things fry faster so you don't feel like you are eating as much grease.

Sep 11, 2006

Wow. I've never successfully fried fish and I hate coatings that call for egg as I'm never sure whether the egg will chemically change enough not to affect me since I have a slight intolerance. This is a perfect blend of spices and an easy coating. I used it on whiting and it was absolutely delicious. Definitely will be using it again.

Mar 03, 2004

This is good; I did add more seasonings and some Panko breadcrumbs for extra crispiness.

Jan 07, 2004

Worked well!


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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