Perch Fillets Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 pound perch fillets
  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for frying

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 438 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 814mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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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lizwhitmore User ID: 4029887 37851
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Perch isn't my favorite fish. However this recipe is definitely one I will make again. It was wonderful."

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