A Tasty Fish Recipe

An Algoma Favourite: The Fresh Fish Fry

Updated: By Heather Bot

Whether you are pan-frying, oven cooking, or steaming your fish, it’s all good but this favourite recipe is definitely deep-fried fish breaded in cornflake crumbs.



  • 2 – 3 lbs of boneless fish fillets
  • 2 cups of sifted flour
  • ½ tsp of seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of lemon pepper with garlic and onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups of cornflake crumbs (store-bought or make yourself)
  • 2 – 3 Litre of canola or vegetable oil


Mix flour and seasoning and place in a shaker bag or breading bowl. Whisk milk and eggs together and place in a dipping bowl. Place cornflake crumbs in a separate breading bowl.

Rinse fish fillets in cold water and shake off excess water. Place fillets one at a time in a shaker bag or breading bowl to cover the fish completely with seasoned flour.

Remove from flour and dip in the milk/egg mixture. Remove and dip fillets again in the cornflake crumbs and cover the fish well.

Shake off excess crumbs and place in the deep fryer and cook at 375° F to 400° F for approximately 3 to 4 minutes depending upon the size of the fillets.

Remove from the fryer and lay fish on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Enjoy Mon Ami!


This recipe was first published in the 2016 edition of the Algoma Travel Guide. The recipe and photos were submitted by a resident of Algoma Country, Yvan Breton.

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About Heather Bot

I'm a member of the Algoma Country Travel staff. I hope my blogs entice you to visit the beautiful region that I call home.

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