Breaded Carp is a traditional Hungarian dish which it's a very popular dish at Christmas, but why should we eat it just once a year? It's a good menu idea for Sunday lunch, and anyways... another opportunity to prepare and eat more fish, especially which is not as popular as salmon, cod or haddock, and instead of the sea it comes from the river or lakes.


  • 4 carp slices
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • 500 ml oil for frying
  • Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs


  1. Soak the fresh fish slices in salty milk for a night and you can add some garlic as well if you want. It makes the fish more juicy and tender but it's working with chicken breast fillet as well, and it helps to fade the strong fish flavour a little bit. So you, who don't like fish because it's too dry, or you who don't like strong fish flavour, here is a perfect solution for your problem. No more excuses to don't eat fish. :)
  2. I put the oil into a pot and started to heat it.
  3. In the meantime use paper towels to make the fish pieces dry, and cover them first with flour, then salted egg and finally with breadcrumbs.
  4. When the oil is hot enough -you can put a rare piece of potato in it and when it's golden brown you can be 100% sure that's the oil is ready to fry your stuff-, place the carp pieces in it, and fry them till they become golden brown. It takes about 10 minutes.
  5. Then place them on a cooling rack so they will stay crispy... that's everything. It's good with mash, rice or simply with salad.
Breaded Carp - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Breaded Carp - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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