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Lesson Overview

To eat a delicious, juicy piece of pan-fried fish is one thing – but pan frying fish to that perfect, juicy state is another. All too often pan-fried fish is overcooked and dry, which is why many people are intimated by pan frying.

In this lesson, we’ll walk you through the process of pan frying thin or thick pieces of fish over low or high heat. While pan frying fish does take a bit of patience and practice, we’ll help you understand what to look for when pan frying, so you can build your confidence and be able to enjoy moist and flavorful pan fried fish every time.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • prepare fish for pan frying
  • pan fry fish over low heat
  • pan fry fish over high heat
  • handle fish properly once cooked

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. How to Pan Fry Fish 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. How to Prep Fish for Pan Frying 2 mins
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4. How to Pan Fry Fish Over Low Heat 20 mins
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5. How to Pan Fry Fish Over Higher Heat 4 mins
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6. How to Handle Fish After Cooking 1 min
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7. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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8. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 31 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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