Crispy Cornmeal White Perch

  • Author: Ed Prelaz



  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika , or chili powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 package PurePac White Perch
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided


  • Blend cornmeal, paprika, garlic and onion powder in a food processor until fine. Whisk egg in another bowl.
  • Sprinkle salt over perch. Dip in egg to coat both sides, then coat with cornmeal mixture, shaking off any excess. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Cook fish in batches until golden, 1 to 2 min per side.


Serve with seasonal vegetables or create crunchy fish sandwiches, spread mayo mixed with chopped pickles or gherkins on a bun and fill with cornmeal-crusted yellow perch.