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Polish Fried Fish (Ryba Smażona)

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Polish


Quck and easy brining makes for moist delicous fried fish


  • enough water to cover fish (4-6 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 pounds cod fillets
  • salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • oil for frying


  1. Place cod in a shallow pan
  2. Combine water, with sugar and salt in a shallow dish, add the fillets and brine for 30 minute
  3. Removed fish and pat dry and season with salt, set up 3 dishes, the first with flour, the second with beaten egg, and the final dish with breadcrumbs
  4. Coat each fillet with flour (remove excess), dip into egg, and then roll in bread crumbs
  5. Heat oil 1/2 inch deep to approx. 350 F, and cook on both sides, unti lbrown and interal temp is 145 F, drain on paper towels


Amounts for flour and bread crumbs are approxiamte. Start with a smaller amount if you like and add more as needed.