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Breaded Sea Scallops Recipe

Breaded Sea Scallops Recipe

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. A tip I learned was to put them on a paper-towel-topped plate to soak up excess oil. —Martina Preston, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat egg. In another bowl, toss potato flakes and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. In a third bowl, toss scallops with flour to coat lightly. Dip in egg, then 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.

Nutritional Facts

3 scallops: 454 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 1262mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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Grape
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2018

"Delicious recipe!! Funny thing is this was the first scallop dish I've ever made and it's a hometown recipe (I'm from Horsham)!!"

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annrms
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2018

"I adapted this recipe to bake bay scallops because I cannot eat sea scallops. Instead of breading individual sea scallops, I placed well dried with paper towels bay scallops into an oiled (1 tablespoon) shallow 12-inch quiche dish. I left out the flour and egg. I mixed up the breading mixture and mixed it with 2 tablespoons melted butter and placed the mixture on top. I sprinkled the top with paprika, and I baked it in a preheated 400? degree oven for about 12 minutes. I garnished it with freshly minced parsley. We loved the combination of potato flakes and seasoned bread crumbs. The crumbs browned nicely and got nice and crunchy on top. Will definitely make this again."

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LibbieP
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2018

"I made this for New Years and everyone loved it. I would make it again. I was the best I've ever made."

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elaineae
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."

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a642483
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!"

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juliesprincess
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."

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brazenlove
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."

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susanm
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Very Very Good!"

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has0151
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"This is our favorite treat of all time!"

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mrs_h
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"These are so good! I think they're more of an appetizer though, but that's just my opinion."

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