How to Fry Pollock Fish


Atlantic and Alaskan are the two types of Pollock fish. Both species of fish are similar in color and flavor. Pollock fish are a whitefish that have a strong to mild flavor. The fish are prepared using a variety of cooking methods such as baking, sauteing, and frying. Pan-frying the fish gives it a crisp exterior and it cooks the fish quickly over high heat. Serve the pollock fish bow tie pasta for a simple meal.

Things You'll Need

  • Three to four pollock fillets
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Bowl
  • Vegetable oil
  • Heavy-bottom frying pan
  • Paper towels
  • Lemon wedges
  • Rinse the pollock fillets under cool running water.

  • Combine the all-purpose flour with the salt and pepper in a bowl.

  • Dredge the pollock in the flour mixture.

  • Pour vegetable oil into the frying pan so that it sits 2-inches deep. Heat the oil on the stove top over high heat.

  • Place the pollock fillets into the hot oil once it begins to sizzle.

  • Cook the pollock until both sides are golden brown. The fish will cook quickly within four to five minutes.

  • Remove the pollock from the frying pan, the place it onto paper towels to drain.

  • Serve the fillets with a lemon wedge if you desire.

Tips & Warnings

  • Flavor the pollock with your preferred seasonings such as cayenne pepper, garlic cloves or fresh parsley.
  • Do not leave the vegetable oil unattended while it heats because it can catch on fire.

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