Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Cajun fish fry coating made from scratch envelops your fried  fish fillets  and other foods with savory  spicy crunch.
Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Cajun fish fry  coating is my recipe of the day.

Essential to any type of  fried  fish or seafood  is a quality coating-  whether it be batter or crumb. There are many ways to go  about making a crumb coating but the essence of  it  is that it should be balanced- too much cornmeal and it is gritty-too much  flour or breadcrumb and  it becomes pasty and soggy.

Of  course, you can always do  batter, but it is a different texture altogether. Sometimes you just might not be in the mood. Or the coating  you like on a particular fish or seafood you might want to be different on  another.  As an example, I prefer batter  coated shrimp. But fry coating on fish.

This particular coating is stylized after packaged fry coatings, which I sometimes use on occasion. But it  is helful to know how to make a coating from scratch.

Along with the recipe, I have also included  instructions for using  it with fish fillets for either baking or frying.

Cajun Fish Fry Coating


You Might Also Like:

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Fried Oyster Po’ Boys

Fried Oyster Po' Boys

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

St. Louis  Style Jack Salmon

St Louis Style Jack Salmon

Henri’s Tas-tee Dressing and Coleslaw

Henri's Coleslaw

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Sue Lau
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Main Dish, Pantry
Cuisine American


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup masa harina or fine corn flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Combine and store in an airtight container.
  • Fish prep: 1 pound fish, 2 eggs, beaten with 3 tablespoons milk; dip fish in egg wash then in coating and repeat for each. Discard any used coating and egg wash and do not save.
  • Fry: Fill pan 1/3 full with oil and heat to 375F. and fry fish for 3-5 minutes or until flaky and golden; drain.
  • Bake: Heat oven to 425F. Place 1/8 inch oil in a baking pan. Coat fish on both sides with oil; bake for 10-20 minutes or until flaky and golden.


From the kitchen of
Yield: 2-3/4 cups
Keyword Fish coating, Fried fish, Fry coating
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Cajun Fish Fry Coating

Also from blogging friends:




Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: