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Fried Pompano Fish
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5 from 2 votes

Fried Pompano

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 2 lbs. pompano fish, cleaned and innards and gills removed
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece lemon wedged


  • Make diagonal incisions on both sides of the fish using a sharp knife. This will open the fish to absorb the seasonings.
  • Rub the salt all over the fish and then sprinkle both sides with ground black pepper. Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  • Spread the flour in a plate and then dredge both sides of the fish. This helps avoid the oil to splatter because the flour will absorb the liquid.
  • When the oil becomes hot, fry one side of the fish in medium to high heat for about 8 to minutes or until the color turns golden brown and the texture becomes crisp.
  • Flip the fish gently to cook the other side. Fry it for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove the place from the pan while letting excess oil drip. Place it in a plate lined with paper towels so that the oil will be absorbed.
  • Serve with lemon wedges along with your favorite vegetable dish as a side.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 2g