Panko breadcrumbed fish fillets are one of the easiest recipes to make and can be served with a side of salad and Kewpie mayonnaise for a good feed. Approximately, preparation and cooking time of 15 minutes if we’re not taking gutting and cleaning of the fish into consideration.
In this post today I’ll be using a freshly caught and filleted flathead and I’ll explain in short and simple steps how I go about using Panko breadcrumbs.
What you’ll need?Fish Fillets or Fish Strips
Panko Bread Crumbs
Flour (Either wholemeal or plain)
The order of operation – FEB
The most critical part of using Panko breadcrumbs, in my opinion, is getting the order correct on how we prepare our fillets. To get a nice and crunchy outer layer I like to use the sequence of coating the fillets in flour, egg and then Panko Breadcrumbs. This can be easily remembered through the acronym – FEB!
Step 1 – Heat up oil on medium heat.
Before we begin preparing our Fish fillets to get the frying pan going we’ll heat up the olive oil on medium heat.
Step 2 – Coat fillets through the flour. (F)
The first step in preparing our fillets is to coat the fillets through the flour. I like to use wholemeal flour but plain white flour will work just as well. Ensure the whole fillet is well coated before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3 – Coat fillets through beaten eggs. (E)
Once fillets have been coated with flour we’ll then coat through the beaten eggs.
Step 4 – Coat fillets through Panko Breadcrumbs. (B)
Panko time! Take the fillets out of the eggs and place it through a bowl of panko bread crumbs. Ensure the fillets are well covered.
Step 5 – Fry fillets on the pan.
By the time the fillets are prepared our frying pan should be ready to go. Place the fillets into the oil and cook approximately 2 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown is achieved.
Serve and enjoy!
As simple as that! Our fillets are ready to be served with a squeeze of lime. If you like, prepare a side of salad of your choice to go with the Panko fried fish fillets. My absolute recommendation, serve fish fillets with Kewpie mayo. What I like to call ‘secret sauce’.