Guests will never guess that lemon-lime soda and pancake mix are the secret ingredients behind these tasty perch fillets in a golden coating. "If perch isn't available, try substituting haddock," suggests Connie Tibbetts from her kitchen in Wilton, Maine.
- 1-1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
- 1 pound perch fillets
- 2 cups pancake mix
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Oil for frying
- Pour soda into a shallow bowl; add fish fillets and let stand for 15 minutes. In another shallow bowl, combine pancake mix and pepper. Remove fish from soda and coat with pancake mix.
- In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil over medium-high heat. Fry fish for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Perch Fillets in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p8
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 Feb. 5, 2010
"Perch isn't my favorite fish. However this recipe is definitely one I will make again. It was wonderful."