Campfire Fried Fish Recipe

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Dad will be so impressed when you serve this main dish on Father's day! You can choose his favorite fish to fry up.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 pounds walleye, bluegill or perch fillets
  • Canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1/2 pound: 495 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 266mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt and paprika. Dip fillets in eggs, then roll in flour mixture.
  2. Add 1/4 in. of oil to a large cast-iron skillet; place skillet on grill rack over medium-hot heat. Fry fillets in oil in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Campfire Fried Fish in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p202

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 111009
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Great recipe! I was looking for a recipe for breaded fish that I could fry on the stove. I am glad it called for using a cast iron skillet. I used this recipe to fry cod, and everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks for such a good recipe!"

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