Fried Halibut Recipe in an Egg Coating

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Here I show you my fried halibut recipe. I would like to reveal the secret for a tender and juicy fish in the pan. 

I like to go to the North Sea coast and eat fish in restaurants. Every time I go, I notice how well the fish is fried: it’s neither dry nor glassy and in perfect shape. If you eat fish as often as I do, you know what I mean.

And I can already see in the restaurant what is on the plate and what must have happened during preparation. But, as a clever chef, I ask again on the spot at the water’s edge.

I would like to share the results of my investigation with you in this article. Follow me in the kitchen and be my apprentice chef and later the cook in the galley yourself. 😉

I show you the preparation step by step and have added a cooking video. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

1. Recipe Fried Halibut

Below you will find the exact ingredients and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

You can send me cooking questions via the comment function. I am looking forward to it!

Fried Halibut

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 258
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

This tutorial will show you how to prepare halibut in a pan safely.

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Halibut with Brussels sprouts
Fried Halibut Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt



300 g halibut (I buy my fish fresh at the counter)
1 pc egg
2-3 tbs flour (I use gluten-free flour)
3 tbs Sunflower oil
2 pinches Salt
2 pinches Pepper black, ground
30 g butter (I like to use ghee)
1 tbs capers (I use capers from the jar)
1 pc Lemon (I use an organic lemon)
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
1 pinch Sugar
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch black pepper


Side dishes recommendation

brussels sprouts vegetables
Brussels sprouts ready cooked on the plate with nut and butter

Side Dish

I made Brussels sprouts with almond butter to go with this fish dish.

This is a low carb dish. You can also add potatoes or mashed potatoes, depending on your taste.

The recipe for the Brussels sprouts tells you how to prepare them quickly!

Prepare halibut in an egg coat

Halibut fillet prepared on a board
Halibut fillet on a board

Dry fish

Rinse the halibut under clear water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.

Halibut fillet while preparing.
Halibut fillet while preparing: I like to use the narrow side of the fillet for fish soup. I cut the fillet into bite-sized pieces. The front part of the fillet is placed on the plate.

Divide fish

Divide the halibut into ready-to-fry pieces and place on a plate.

Halibut in egg and flour
Turn halibut in egg and flour

Prepare fish

Place the flour on a plate.

Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper, optionally some thyme, and whisk.

Season the halibut with salt and pepper, immediately coat all sides in flour and press down lightly.

Heat the pan and pour in the oil.

Pull the fish pieces through the egg, making sure they are evenly coated.

Carefully place the fish fillets with the egg in the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides.

Halibut with Brussels sprouts
Fried Halibut Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Place the fish fillets on a plate, pour off the oil and leave the pan to cool.

Peel the lemon with a knife and cut out the fillets.

This works in the same way as filleting oranges.

Cream the butter in the pan, add the lemon juice, lemon fillets and capers.

Season the butter to taste with salt, pepper, sugar and cayenne pepper.

Arrange the garnish and fish, add the lemons and capers to the fish with the butter and serve.

Enjoy your meal!


My insider tip:

  • Melt butter and brown.
  • You can also use orange fillets!


2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Top Tips for Fried Halibut

How to make your fish tender, juicy and perfect:

The egg shell is gentle on the fish. Plaice, lemon sole and halibut cook gently in this way.

Tip for preparing fish in an egg coat from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Which side dishes go well with fish

My vegetable and salad suggestions for your successful fish:

5. More Ideas for your Kitchen

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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