Crunchy pan fried fish fillet is always a win at anytime. I enjoy how its soft and juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Well, that’s a meal to die for. I most especially enjoyed making this crunchy pan fried fish fillet because of the fact that it takes a very short while to cook. The marinade itself is made up of some of my favourite seasoning spices.


Fish is one of my favourite meals and that is why I never understand how, how one can hate fish. Most say its because of the smell. Well that is understandable. However, for this specific crunchy pan fried fish fillet, I promise you will not even recognize the fish smell. The smell will be a forgotten story once you take your first bite off the fillet.

Let me let you in on how to prepare this pan fried fish fillet as you salivate on it. For the video lovers, here is a video you can watch to see the recipe being prepared.

Crunchy Pan Fried Fish Fillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: crunchy pan fried fish fillet, fish, fish fillet, pan fried fish, pan fried fish fillet
Servings: 2
Author: Stacy
  • 2 Fish Fillets
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Vinegar You can substitute with lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Cup of Cooking Oil
  1. Begin by first making slight cuts across your fish fillet on both sides. This ensures the spices are well incorporated inside the fillet.

  2. Season your fish fillet salt and vinegar. You can use lemon juice in place of the vinegar. Too much vinegar will make the fillet too soft thus splitting up. Then set aside your fish fillet.

  3. Season the flour with the spices and some little salt then mix them in the flour.

  4. Season the egg with black pepper and some little salt. This ensures the coating are well seasoned.

  5. Next coat the fillet with seasoned flour and shake off the excess flour.

  6. Then dip the fish fillet in the egg to coat it.

  7. Then finally return it back to the seasoned flour and shake off excess flour. Do this for all the fish fillets.

  8. Add in oil into your pan and let it heat up. Then place your coated fish fillet one at a time.

  9. Then let it sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until well cooked and crunchy.

  10. When ready, remove from the pan and place the fish fillet on a kitchen towel to soak up excess oil. Finally serve and enjoy

  11. To see this crunchy pan fried fish fillet being prepared visually, you can watch and subscribe through the video above just before the recipe.

The pan fried fish fillet is super easy and quick to prepare. This is a meal you can prepare once you get home late and you want to cook and relax. It can be enjoyed on its own as its crunchy and juicy or with other meals.

Pan-Fried Fish Fillet Accompaniments

The other meals you can enjoy it is with the Kenyan favourite ugali meal or with some creamy mashed potatoes or with french fries (chips). They will all make a perfect meal for either lunch or dinner. You can as well pack and carry it for lunch in the office or include it in your salads.


I will be excited to see what you come up with after following the recipe. You can share your outcome with me, by tagging me on Instagram @stacykendi or Facebook Stacy Kendi or Twitter @holahme_dishes and I will be glad to share your outcome with the world.

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