Nut-Crusted Fried Fish Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
The nutty taste of this simple coating complements flaky fish fillets quite nicely. Complete the meal with parsley new potatoes and corn on the cob in season. Or, for a faster finish, serve with frozen French fries and mixed vegetables.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022

Nut-Crusted Fried Fish

Prep Time 20 min
Yield 2 servings.


  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans or pistachios
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 pound fish fillets (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, pecans or pistachios, salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and the milk in another bowl. Cut fish fillets into serving-size pieces if necessary. Dredge fish in flour, dip in milk, then coat with the crumb mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Fry the fish for 4-5 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 451 calories, 30g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.