Fried Filet of Cod

My husband’s family has a tradition of eating 7 types of fish on Christmas Eve. Some of you may have heard of this tradition. I believe that it is an Italian thing. And I dread Christmas Eve now. I do not enjoy fish. I don’t like the smell. I don’t like the taste. I don’t like the texture. I just cannot eat it.


I know that this is a weird thing about myself and fish is a HUGE food group to just not eat, but I can’t. I’ve tried and I can’t. Please don’t hate me.

When I feel like Anthony needs a pick me up, I’ll let him make fish. It only happens once in awhile, because as I said I really hate fish. And I will never eat it. I will literally boil a hot dog for dinner so that I don’t have to eat it.


Needless to say, I did not eat this fish. Anthony cooked it and ate it and loved it. I ate my hot dog and tried not to die from fish smell. In honor of his families Christmas tradition, here is the recipe that he uses when he makes fried fish. This recipe will work with almost any white fish. He’s made it using different types of fish. So, just pick your favorite white fish. We got cod because it was fresh and on sale.

Fried Filet of Cod


Yields – 2 servings

Prep time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 15 minutes


  • 1 lb of fresh cod (or other white fish)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of mustard powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • lemon to squeeze on top of your fish



  1. Pour 1/4 inch of vegetable oil into your pan and heat over medium heat.
  2. In one bowl mix your flour, salt, pepper, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes.
  3. In a separate bowl scramble your eggs.
  4. Place the fish into the eggs, then place it into the flour mixture.
  5. Once the oil is hot, place the fish into the oil.
  6. Fry the fish for about 5 minutes on each side until it is browned.


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