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crispy pan fried fish

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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total: 8 minutes

Ingredients

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Instructions

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Step 1

Use scrunched up paper towels to pat the fish dry on both sides. This is especially important if you are using thawed frozen fish.

Step 2

Season the fish well on both sides with salt and pepper (key!).

Step 3

Mix the flour and paprika on a plate.

Step 4

Coat fish on both sides with flour, pressing down firmly so it adheres, but shake well to remove excess. (Note 2)

Step 5

Heat a heavy based skillet (normal or non stick) over medium high heat until you see wisps of smoke. Add oil and swirl to coat the pan - it will heat within seconds.

Step 6

Add fish - it should sizzle straight away. Shake the pan lightly to move the fish. Cook for 2 minutes until golden and crisp, pressing down gently, then flip. Cook the other side for 2 minutes until crisp then remove.

Step 7

If it's browning too quickly, just remove pan from the stove briefly.  If it's stuck, don't move - it will release naturally once golden.

Step 8

Serve fish immediately with lemon wedges and garnished with dill or parsley, if using. It starts to lose crispiness after 5 minutes.

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