Recipe for Fried Fish

This easy recipe for fried fish, aka Bratfisch, is such an easy dinner recipe idea.

You'll learn how to fry fish with a crispy coating - a very traditional German meal.

Fish filet recipes abound. This one is quick and easy.

You can use almost any kind of fish filet or even a small pan fish for each person.

The resultant crispy coating is not a thick doughy one. It's thin, and crisp, and delicious!

This is done in an "assembly-line" style. Set up three deep plates. In the first, put flour. In the second, beaten eggs. In the third, bread crumbs.

The fish is coated first with flour, dunked in the egg, and then coated with the bread crumbs. Into the fry pan. Finished in about 8 - 10 minutes.

German Recipe for Fried Fish


  • 4 fish filets or small fish (1 per person)
  • about 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt
  • flour (about 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • about 6 tbsp. bread crumbs
  • oil or butter to fry


  • Sprinkle lemon juice over fish.
  • Lightly sprinkle salt over fish to season.
  • Heat oil or butter in frying pan over high heat.
  • Dredge fish with flour, then dip into egg, and then coat with bread crumbs. Place into frying pan. Repeat with each piece of fish.
  • Cook over high heat, turning once or twice, until fish is golden brown and cooked through (should flake with fork).
  • Serve immediately. Serves 4

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