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Perch Fillets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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