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Panko breaded fish easy and delicious

One of the easier and quicker ways to prepare rockfish or lingcod fillets is coating them with panko bread crumbs and frying with a small amount of oil. Delicious, with a crunchy coating, this is a standby recipe for many Oregon Coast anglers.

Panko breaded fish fillets make delicious fish and chips.

Pour enough oil into a skillet to completely cover the bottom. Heat over medium heat to 300 to 350 degrees. Panko can burn at hjgher temperatures, or when deep fried. Cut the rockfish or lingcod fillets into small pieces. One rockfish fillet will yield two to four pieces. Combine a cup of flour, salt, pepper and other seasonings (Johnny’s, Old Bay, creole, lemon pepper, etc.) in a gallon-size bag.

For best results, cut rockfish fillets into smaller pieces.

In a bowl, beat two or three eggs. Add panko bread crumbs to another bowl. Completely cover the small pieces of fish by shaking them in the bag of flour, then dip the fish into the egg wash. Coat both sides of the fish in the panko bread crumbs.

Coat the fish fillets in seasoned flour by placing them in a plastic bag and shaking.
After dipping the flour-coated fish in egg wash, cover both sides in Panko bread crumbs.

The fish will cook quickly in the hot oil. Cook one side of the fish for 1 to 2 minutes, then turn. Cook until golden brown.

A small amount of oil is used to cook each side of the fish until it turns golden brown.

The small pieces of fish will cook quickly. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

Drain fish pieces on a paper towel and salt to taste.

Panko-breaded fish is especially tasty with a squeeze of lemon juice, and dipped in cocktail or tarter sauce.

Make tarter sauce by combining chopped onion, chopped dill pickle, mayonnaise, a small amount of lemon juice, salt, pepper and dill weed.
Cocktail sauce is a simple combination of ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish.

To catch a limit of rockfish or lingcod to make your own panko-breaded fish, book a charter with

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