Crumb Coating Mix for Fish, Chicken or Pork

Rose Mary Mogan


I don't remember where I got this recipe from, I have had it for years & I have used it many times on both fish, chicken & pork, and had great results. It might be something you might want to keep handy or make very quickly if you do not want to purchase the store bought variety. You can keep a premixed batch in a zip lock bag in the freezer to keep it from becoming ransid. This recipe too is in my cookbook. Make it ahead store in freezer, then for a quick meal idea, it is all ready to go when you need it.


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4-6 depending on appetite
10 Min
15 Min


  • 1 lb
    boneless, fish, chicken or pork
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    bacon flavored or saltine cracker crumbs or panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    yellow corn meal[my preference] (you can use white)
  • 1/2 tsp
    each salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    paprika, optional unless you use panko crumbs
  • 2 large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    milk (i use evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil (omit if baking in oven) but use cooking spray
  • ·
    lemon wedges, chive, tarter sauce

How to Make Crumb Coating Mix for Fish, Chicken or Pork


  1. Rinse meat, fish or chicken and pat dry. Combine parmesan cheese, cracker crumbs corn meal, or panko & spices in a large zip lock bag. Shake to mix.
  2. Then beat the eggs with the milk in a medium size bowl, dip meat, fish, or chicken into egg mixture, and then into ziplock bag and shake to coat each piece. Fry in hot oil for 5-7 minutes for fish, or until pork or chicken is done, turning to brown on both sides. If baking in oven spray a pan large enough to accomadate meat, fish or poultry with cooking spray, then add the meats, spray meats or fish lightly with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for times specified below.
  3. To bake CHICKEN OR CHOPS Preheat to 425 Degrees F. for 35 to 45 minutes for BONE IN, boneless chicken or chops 25 minutes, but check temperature for about 165 degrees F.
    To Bake FISH preheat oven to 450 degrees F. & bake for 8 minutes.
  4. Use a baking rack inside or on pan to allow food to get crispy all around all sides.Spray liberally with cooking spray.
    Garnish with Lemon wedges chopped chive & serve with tarter or seafood or hot sauce if desired.

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About Crumb Coating Mix for Fish, Chicken or Pork

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy #crispy #tasty

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