Deep Fried Crispy Battered Salmon


This deep fried salmon recipe is sure to make everyone at the table happy. It"s crispy on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside, and filled with flavor in every bite. Seriously, if you"re looking for the ultimate healthy and delicious meal - that"s also incredibly quick and easy to make - this deep fried salmon is it!


The Best Deep Fried SalmonHow khổng lồ make deep fried salmonFAQS about this deep fried salmon recipeDeep-Fried Salmon Recipe

The Best Deep Fried Salmon

Baked or pan fried salmon is our usual go-to when making salmon for dinner.

But, today, I wanted to go outside of the box & make something just as easy but also mind-blowingly delicious.

And that"s where this deep fried salmon recipe comes in!

This fried breaded salmon is made with simple ingredients & is ready in just about 30 minutes. & if you"re cooking for the fam this recipe makes the tastiest salmon dinner ever - even the kids will love it.

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It"s got a crunchy golden breading that"s packed with flavor, wrapped around perfectly tender, flaky salmon fillets.

Seriously, what could be better than that?

Honestly, this deep fried salmon recipe is right up there in my danh sách of the best fish dinners ever, alongside this air fryer catfish & this bourbon glazed salmon. So I can"t wait for you lớn try it and see how good it is for yourself.



Alright, all the ingredients for this deep fried salmon recipe should be easy khổng lồ find in your nearest supermarket.

In fact, a lot of these are common pantry staples, so I wouldn"t be surprised if you have everything you need on hand already.

Here"severything you"ll need for this breaded salmon:

6 salmon fillets, or lớn taste1 ½ cups cornmeal½ cup all-purpose flour1 tbsp. Salt1 tsp. Lemon pepper1 tsp. White pepper3 eggs4 lemon wedgesvegetable oil for frying

As you can see, these are all pretty much your basic breading ingredients.

But don"t let that simplicity fool you; this deep-fried salmon may be easy khổng lồ make but comes out tasting restaurant-quality. Kind of lượt thích thisfried mahi mahi- which happens khổng lồ have a lot of the same ingredients!

Oh, and if you have to lớn run to the store, grab everything you need to make this Martha trắng cornbread. It makes the perfect side for the salmon. By the way, you"ll want lớn pick up some extra salmon fillets so you can make these blackened salmon bites for dinner next!


How khổng lồ make deep fried salmon

This recipe is easy enough to lớn make on a weeknight and is sure to lớn become an instant family favorite.

Basically, all you have to do is coat the salmon fillets, heat up the oil, & fry them for a few minutes on each side. And, as I already said, this whole process should take you less than 30 minutes.

With all that said, let"s dive into this deep fried salmon recipe.


Step 1: Prep WorkFirst, pour enough oil into a deep pot for frying the salmon fillets. However, if you want to make this a pan fried salmon, you can also fill a large skillet with just enough oil lớn cover half of the fillet"s thickness and have great results too.

Anyway, start heating the oil up lớn 350°F (180°C) over medium heat. You can bởi vì this before - or after - preparing your breading, depending on how quickly your oil will heat up. Be careful not lớn heat the oil khổng lồ the smoking point though.

You"ll know your oil is ready for deep frying when you throw a piece of bread in và it floats và bubbles. It shouldn"t sink in the deep pot or burn too fast.


Step 2: Bread the SalmonNow, as the oil is preheating, set the cornmeal, seasonings, & salt into a bowl and combine well.

In a second bowl, crack the eggs & beat until the yolks combine with the whites.

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Then, pour the flour into a third bowl for the breaded salmon process.

Next, prepare the fish fillets by cutting them into thick strips. Oh, và be sure lớn keep them all approximately the same form size so they finish cooking at the same time.

Now once the breading and salmon fillet strips are ready, start breading the fish.

To vị that, dredge the salmon in the flour on both sides to lớn get it completely covered. Then, coat the salmon in the beaten eggs, followed by the seasoned cornmeal.

Step 3: Fry & ServeOnce the oil is hot enough & the breaded salmon is ready, start frying the salmon in batches until golden brown on each side. This should take about5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the cuts. & if you"re doing the pan fried salmon method, cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side - until golden.

Now, after the salmon has cooked thoroughly, you"ll want lớn transfer it khổng lồ a drying rack - or a plate lined with paper towels - khổng lồ soak up any excess oil.

Finally, serve them with a wedge of fresh lemon, & enjoy!

By the way, if you want lớn go the extra mile, you can make this blove sauce or tartar sauce & these brussel sprouts to lớn serve alongside the fish!

How khổng lồ store & reheat deep fried salmon

So, this fried salmon recipe will make 6 servings. Và it"s perfect for a big family dinner because a few people will definitely want seconds!

But, if you kết thúc up having some leftover, the fried salmon actually makes for a great meal the next day. You can use it lớn make this incredibly delicious salmon rice bowl!

With that said, this deep fried salmon stores best in the fridge in an airtight container. Stored lượt thích this it will stay good for 3-4 days.

Then, the best way lớn reheat this deep fried salmon is in the oven at 350°F (180°C) or air fryer at 325°F (160°C) until warmed through và crispy on the outside - around 5 minutes.

FAQS about this deep fried salmon recipe

Is deep fried salmon healthy?Deep fried salmon is definitely more of an indulgent kind of salmon dinner. Frying salmon isn"t as healthy as baking or pan fried salmon because of the oil, but if you use olive oil, macadamia nut oil, or avocado oil, you will be getting a ton of healthy fats along with the omega 3 fatty acids from the salmon.

What oil is best for frying salmon?

Vegetable oil or canola oil is the best choice for deep frying any fish in general because it has a neutral flavor profile, a high smoking point, and is affordable in large volumes. But, if you want to use a healthier oil, you can use the oils that I mentioned above.

Is it better to fry or bake salmon?

There really is no better way to lớn cook salmon.

Baking and frying salmon both yield delicious results.

Also, since salmon is loaded with nutrients, any way you cook it is beneficial. But baking is the healthier option for cooking salmon because you don"t have to showroom as much extra fat. That"s why I like alternating this deep fried salmon with this baked miso glazed salmon.

Wrapping it all up

Well, that"s how lớn make deep fried salmon! It"s a comfort food that"s perfect for any occasion.

And it"s easy enough lớn make for a weeknight dinner but delicious enough for a fancy dinner buổi tiệc ngọt as well. I mean, who can resist rich & flaky salmon with a crunchy fried breading? Especially when it"s finished with a squeeze of zesty lemon.

Anyway, I hope you lượt thích this deep fried salmon recipe as much as I do.

Be sure to leave a phản hồi below if you tried it, và let me know what you think.

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