Cracker-Coated Fried Perch Recipe
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Cracker-Coated Fried Perch Recipe

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Your favorite fisherman would be proud to find his catch fried with this golden coating, "I've gotten raves each time I've made this fish," says Dennis Dornfeldt of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups butter-flavored cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lake perch fillets
  • Vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 397 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 212 mg cholesterol, 717 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine cracker crumbs, garlic salt, oregano, tarragon and pepper. Dip the perch in egg mixture, then coat with crumbs. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry fish for several minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cracker-coated Fried Perch in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p53

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 Jun. 15, 2015

"Made this recipe last night. It was great. I used Regular Ritz crackers. I used a deep fryer filled with Canola oil. Yum!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I make my lake perch (and talapia) similar to yours except I first dip the perch in flour, then egg, then panko bread crumbs."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"What kind of cracker is recommended?"

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