Pan Fried Haddock in Bread Crumbs

Haddock is a great cooking fish, famous in ‘Fish and chips’. Its great for frying and great for boiling. Haddock is long and thin, with a dark line running along the side of the fish, and they also have a dark spots behind their pectoral fins, which are the fins that are located behind the gills on the side of the fish. Those marks were made by the devil according to Old Icelandic Folk Tales.

” Once the devil wanted to catch a fish from the ocean. He dipped his hand into the water and tried to grab a haddock that was there under. He grabbed the fish behind the gills but the fish fought until it got away, however the devil left his thumbprint behind the gills, and scraped the side of the fish with his fingernail all the way to its tail “


For 3-4 People

750 g Salties Haddock fillets

1 cup Breadcrumbs

2 Onions, sliced thin

2 tbsp Oil

Butter as needed

Salt and Pepper

1/2 cup Flour

1 Egg

2 tbsp Milk


  1. Cut the fish into portions
  2. Fry the onion on a  pan in the oil and 1 tbsp of butter. When done, take it off the pan and place on a plate
  3. Put the breadcrumbs on a plate, the flour on another one, and in a bowl mix the egg and the milk. Sprinkle the flour and the drums with Salt and Pepper
  4. Add more butter to the pan
  5. Roll a Haddock piece in the flour, dip it into the egg blend and then roll it in the breadcrumbs and place it on the hot pan. Repeat until all the pieces are on the pan
  6. Fry for 3 min on each side, or until the fish is cooked through. The crust should be golden brown
  7. Serve with the fried onion, boiled potatoes, and fresh salad. Some serve it with melted butter that is poured on the fish.