Prepare juicy and tender Halibut, fry the Fish in an Egg Coating to ensure Success

Here I show you my halibut recipe. I would like to reveal the secret for a tender and juicy fish in the pan. 

I like to go to the North Sea coast and eat fish in restaurants. Every time I go, I notice how well the fish is fried: it’s neither dry nor glassy and in perfect shape. If you eat fish as often as I do, you know what I mean.

And I can already see in the restaurant what is on the plate and what must have happened during preparation. But, as a clever chef, I ask again on the spot at the water’s edge.

I would like to share the results of my investigation with you in this article. Follow me in the kitchen and be my apprentice chef and later the cook in the galley yourself. 😉

I show you the preparation step by step and have added a cooking video. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

Brussels sprouts with almonds as a side dish, I will show you how to prepare it in another post. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Roast halibut perfectly in an egg coating, my top tips…

How to make your fish tender, juicy and perfect:

  • Buy the freshest fish you can. Frozen fish tends to be fibrous and dry.
  • Make sure you cut the fish into equal-sized pieces.
  • Make sure your fish pieces are the ideal size for turning in the pan.
  • Thicker pieces of fish should be placed in the pan first.
  • Coat your fish with a thin layer of flour and beaten egg.
  • Fry the fish in the pan in oil or clarified butter.
  • Do not fry the fish too long or it will quickly become dry.

The egg shell is gentle on the fish. Plaice, lemon sole and halibut cook gently in this way.

Tip for preparing fish in an egg coat from chef Thomas Sixt

2. Halibut recipe

Below you will find the exact ingredients and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

You can send me cooking questions via the comment function. I am looking forward to it!

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5 from 31 votes
5 from 31 votes
Halibut fry Recipe
Halibut recipe for fish in an egg coating by cooking professional Thomas Sixt with cooking video and step-by-step instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes, Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 300 g halibut I buy my fish fresh at the counter
  • 1 pc egg
  • 2-3 tbs flour I use gluten-free flour
  • 3 tbs sunflower oil
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches pepper black ground
  • 30 g butter I like to use ghee
  • 1 tbs capers I use capers from the jar
  • 1 pc lemon I use an organic lemon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Side dishes recommendation
  • I made Brussels sprouts with almond butter to go with this fish dish. This is a low carb dish. You can also add potatoes or mashed potatoes, depending on your taste. The recipe for the Brussels sprouts tells you how to prepare them quickly!
Prepare halibut in an egg coat
  • Rinse the halibut under clear water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Divide the halibut into ready-to-fry pieces and place on a plate.
  • Place the flour on a plate. Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper, optionally some thyme, and whisk. Season the halibut with salt and pepper, immediately coat all sides in flour and press down lightly. Heat the pan and pour in the oil. Pull the fish pieces through the egg, making sure they are evenly coated. Carefully place the fish fillets with the egg in the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  • Place the fish fillets on a plate, pour off the oil and leave the pan to cool. Peel the lemon with a knife and cut out the fillets. This works in the same way as filleting oranges. Cream the butter in the pan, add the lemon juice, lemon fillets and capers. Season the butter to taste with salt, pepper, sugar and cayenne pepper. Arrange the garnish and fish, add the lemons and capers to the fish with the butter and serve. Enjoy your meal!
My insider tip:
  • Melt butter and brown.
  • You can also use orange fillets!

3. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Halibut fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 653mg19%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Which side dishes go well with fish

My vegetable and salad suggestions for your successful fish:

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!