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Breading fish made easy 🙂 that’s what the following cooking school teaches.
As a chef, I’m happy to show you the relevant steps to make your baked fish perfect.
The perfect fish breading succeeds quite simply.
Follow this guide…
Breading Fish Step 1: Select Fish
Sea fish or freshwater fish, plaice or carp?
Many types of fish can be breaded well and you can buy according to market supply and gusto.
Breading Fish Step 2: Prepare Fish
We usually bread sea fish without skin, carp fillet is coated with skin and fried.
Portion the fish fillets and prepare them for breading….
Breading Fish Step 3: Prepare the Breading
For breading we need the portioned fish fillets, salt, pepper, freshly sifted flour, eggs and cream and breadcrumbs.
The set-up in the kitchen is what we chefs call a breading line.
Season the eggs with salt, pepper and a little cream.
The cream makes the breading smoother.
You could add a little bit of sweet paprika, but that’s a matter of taste.
Mix the seasoned eggs in the bowl with a fork.
The egg yolk and white should be completely dissolved.
Breading Fish Step 4: Turn Fish In Flour And Egg
The breading will only stick to the fish if you follow the order and start with the flour.
The flour coating on the fish allows the egg to adhere so the breadcrumbs stick well to the fish.
Step 5: Bread Fish Fillets In Breadcrumbs
The last step is to coat the fish fillet dipped in egg in the breadcrumbs.
Gently press the fish fillets into the breadcrumbs to create a firm coating.
For a thicker breading, you could dip the breadcrumb-coated fish fillet in egg again and roll it in breadcrumbs once more.
Step 6: Fry Fish
Breaded fish fillets need to fry in enough vegetable oil.
A large frying pan with sufficient oil has proven itself.
Too little fat or oil when frying the fried fish will cause the breading to become dry.
Defrosted or freshly breaded fish has a cooking time of about 3 minutes per side.
The optimal temperature for baking fish is about 170°C.
Step 7: Serve the Fish
Always prepare the side dishes and cold sauces for the fried, baked fish before preparing the fish.
Remove the light brown fried fish pieces from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
Then arrange the side dishes and the fish and serve.
More recipe for breading fish
Christmas carp is a typical and fitting dish.
I’ll show you two variations of the breading:
Once with breadcrumbs and once with batter.
As a second dish I recommend you my fish sticks recipe.
It goes perfectly with a homemade remoulade sauce.
Calamari fritti pick up where the first recipe left off.
You can make the fried squid rings with flour only,
or fry as known, coated with wine dough or beer batter.