Fried Fish, Breadedfried fish

Fish of your choice (For fried fish, I like to use thinner filets like Flounder or Dover Sole, but thicker filets like Cod work well too.)
Garbanzo bean flour, enough to cover fish
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
Oil for frying (I use avocado oil, available in large, inexpensive bottles from Costco)
Cast iron skillet (I think it makes all the difference)


1) Wash and pat dry the fish, and then lightly salt.

2) Place garbanzo bean flour in a shallow dish, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder

3) Dredge fish in the flour



Assembly line: fish, flour, fry.

4) Fry in about 1/4 inch of hot oil in a cast-iron skillet.


Sizzling fish!

5) Cook until brown on one side, turn and brown on the other side.

6) Serve with Tartar Sauce (ALWAYS HUNGRY BOOK pg. 261) Enjoy!

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  • Leslee Budge

    Can you use garbanzo bean flour in place of flour to thicken sauces? I have been using flour to make a roux to thicken my mushroom chicken stock (home made) sauce.

    • drdavidludwig

      Yes, It works great. I use it for gravy all the time.
      – Chef Dawn

      • Michael Brehl

        With garbanzo bean flour do you make a roux, like with flour, or can you just mix it in?

        • drdavidludwig

          Yes, when making gravy, make a roux just like you would with regular flour.
          – Chef Dawn

  • Jolynn Van Asten

    Hi will you put out some Thanksgiving recipes?
    Thank you:)

    • drdavidludwig

      Great idea, Jolynn. I’ll work on a few and perhaps feature some in our next few blog posts. 🙂
      — Chef Dawn

      • Jolynn Van Asten

        Thank you Chef Dawn!

  • Ginny Manley

    Can you also use chicken in place of fish for this recipe? I have a terrible weak spot for fried chicken.

    • DrLudwig

      Yes, I use it for chicken as well.
      –Chef Dawn

  • Michael Brehl

    Nice to find this. I just fried up some chicken breast, sliced into thin cutlets. I used falafel mix.