Best Upstate New York Haddock Fish Fry Recipes

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

There is nothing better to me than haddock fried when it comes to fish fry. I love #UpstateNewYork for my haddock. So many places in #UticaNewYork that has great fish fry. When we go back home we always enjoy our fish and miss it here in Florida. It's not the same but of course Utica is know for the best foods anywhere when you've grown up there and love Italian food!

Here are some great coatings to try:

Cornmeal Coating:

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 pounds haddock filets
oil for frying (I use Canola however the best taste comes from a vegetable and olive oil blend)
Beat together dip the fish in this mixture.

Then shake into this one:
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
Add to a plastic zip lock bag, shake fish in and fry in oil.

Batter Fried Fish:

3/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
2 pounds fish filets
oil  for frying
Mix together. Coat fish and fry till golden brown.

Breadcrumb Coating:

2lb. fresh fish fillets, steaks or pan dressed whole fish
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch cayenne

1 egg plus
1 tablespoon milk or water beaten together

1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs or buttery cracker crumbs

Dip the fish filets in egg and milk mixture. Shake them in crumb mixture and fry in oil till golden brown.

Beer Batter Recipe:

2 pounds of  whitefish of choice fillets snook, cod, haddock, walleye, perch, shrimp, scallops, tilapia, redfish.
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp of each, parsley, oregano, basil
2 tablespoons of paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer
2 quarts of cooking oil for frying: heat to around 375

Combine all dry ingredients, add egg then beer. Dip fish in batter and fry in hot oil.
Drain on paper towels.

Italian Style Coating:

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup romano cheese grated
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
1 teaspoon each oregano, parsley and black pepper
Mix all the above ingredients adding to a zip lock bag.
Dipping mixture:

1 cup milk plus one egg beaten
2 lbs haddock filets
oil for frying

Dip haddock filets into milk mixture into coating mix and deep fry in oil.
Well there you have it some of the best fish fry coatings... if your ever in Upstate NY they have haddock in abundance... check out some of my reviews in My Index for suggestions ....
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Italian Lemon Ice
Watermelon Sorbet with Rum 
Pizza Fritte Feast Fried Dough
Italian Gravy or Sauce the big debate
Feast Upstate NY Style Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Upstate NY Apple Pie
Pizza Dough
Cafe Almond Paste Cookie
Cannoli Stuffed French Toast
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  1. What a tasty breading so fragrant :) This fish looks really appetizing. Bye, have a graet week

  2. This looks amazing! The recipe is very tasty!

  3. Great recipe!!! Looks just like my perfect dish XX

  4. I love the look of the beer batter recipe!

  5. We are coming to fresh lake fish in Minnesota (fishing opener has happened) and these coatings will be referred to again and again.

  6. you and I are so much alike, we do love our fish ... like all of these coatings - beer is such a good effervescent for the batter and flavor additive to use for breading... I sometimes use club soda which is neutral in taste and simply add salt and red pepper for fresh, mild fish - gonna try your Italian coating next time

  7. Yummy, love haddock so much. This looks great.

  8. Wow, Claudia-such an impressing list of coatings for fish. I love your Beer Batter coating, especially...but all of them are great.
    Your haddock is totally golden, crunchy, and moist, now doubt!
    Bookmarking these...a fabulous keeper:DDD

  9. How wonderful to have a choice of breading! This sounds wonderful. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. Both of these batters look like they would have a lot of flavor. I have been disappointed at the lack of flavor in this dish presented by restaurants before-especially the beer batter kind.
    Your picture here does look amazing-yum!

  11. They all sound delicious and one will be tried for our next fish fry.

  12. Dear Claudia, I love these recipes. Fresh fried fish is the best. Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo

  13. Dear Claudia, Looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

  14. Hello from Marcy NY! No doubt the fish frys here are the best! Starts today too!


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