Breaded Sea Scallops Recipe
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Breaded Sea Scallops Recipe

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From Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Martina Preston writes, "I never liked seafood until my husband urged me to try scallops, and now I love them. He says my breaded version is the best he's ever had." TIP: "I put them on a paper-towel-topped plate to soak up excess oil," Martina notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 sea scallops (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat egg. In another bowl, toss potato flakes and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Dip scallops in egg, then dip in potato mixture, patting to adhere.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook until golden brown and scallops are firm and opaque, 2-3 minutes per side. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Breaded Sea Scallops in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p27

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This is one of the best scallop recipes I've tried. Without using all the butter that most recipes call for."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"This was a good recipe! Love scallops but my husband doesn't so this was good for me - leftovers for lunch were just as good. Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This was amazing!

My husband said it was the best fish I've fixed in a really long time. The kids really liked it, too.
I used flounder instead of scallops.
The breading is very flavorful.
I did have to keep adding oil, though."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I don't know why but they stick in the pan... the flavor was okay though but my husband is not that fond of sea scallops."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Very Very Good!"

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