Fried Sazan with Carp, Butter, Breadcrumbs, Dill, Oil, and Salt

Fried Sazan

Fried Sazan with Carp, Butter, Breadcrumbs, Dill, Oil, and Salt
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried Sazan
Fried Sazan

Fried Sazan is a delicious and crispy dish that is perfect for seafood lovers. This recipe involves coating the fish in breadcrumbs and frying it until golden brown. The end result is a flavorful and satisfying meal that is sure to impress your guests.


Fried Sazan is a popular dish in many Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries. It is often served as a main course during special occasions and celebrations. The recipe has been passed down through generations and has evolved over time to include different variations and ingredients.


How to prepare

  1. Cut the cleaned fish into pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the fish in melted butter and coat with dried and finely ground breadcrumbs.
  3. Fry the fish in heated oil, continuously turning it over.
  4. Place the cooked fish on a flat plate and serve with fried potatoes and lemon sections.
  5. Garnish with chopped dill.
  6. This recipe can also be used for frying other types of fish.


  • You can add herbs and spices to the breadcrumbs for extra flavor.
  • Try using different types of fish such as bream or trout for a unique twist on this recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the fish well with salt and pepper before coating it in breadcrumbs.

- Use a deep fryer or a large skillet with enough oil to fully submerge the fish for even cooking.

- Be careful not to overcrowd the pan when frying the fish to ensure that it cooks evenly and crisps up nicely.

- Serve the fried sazan immediately to enjoy it at its best.

Serving Suggestions

Fried Sazan can be served with a side of fried potatoes, lemon wedges, and a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

You can use olive oil or vegetable oil instead of butter for a lighter version of this dish.

- Panko breadcrumbs can be used instead of regular breadcrumbs for a crispier coating.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the fish ahead of time by coating it in breadcrumbs and storing it in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Fried Sazan on a platter garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried Sazan pairs well with a glass of white wine or a cold beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover Fried Sazan can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fried Sazan contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Fried Sazan contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fried Sazan contains approximately 20 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fried Sazan contains approximately 25 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried Sazan is a good source of vitamin D, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids.


This recipe contains fish and gluten from the breadcrumbs. It may not be suitable for individuals with allergies to these ingredients.


Fried Sazan is a nutritious dish that is high in proteins and healthy fats. It is a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, making it a wholesome meal option.


Fried Sazan is a delicious and crispy dish that is perfect for seafood lovers. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized with different herbs and spices. Serve it with fried potatoes and a fresh salad for a complete meal that is sure to impress your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria in her quaint little village. As soon as I stepped into her kitchen, I was enveloped in the delicious aromas of spices and herbs.

Maria was bustling around the kitchen, her hands moving deftly as she prepared a feast for us to enjoy. I watched in awe as she chopped, stirred, and seasoned with such precision and grace. I knew I had to learn her secrets.

"Maria, what are you making?" I asked, my curiosity piqued.

She grinned at me, her eyes twinkling with mischief. "Ah, my dear friend, today I am making Fried Sazan. It is a traditional dish from my homeland, passed down through generations. Would you like to learn how to make it?"

I nodded eagerly, feeling a surge of excitement at the prospect of learning a new recipe. Maria handed me an apron and guided me through the steps, explaining the importance of each ingredient and technique.

The key, she told me, was to marinate the fish in a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, and spices for at least an hour. This would infuse the fish with flavor and tenderize the meat. Then, she showed me how to coat the fish in a seasoned flour mixture before frying it to a crispy perfection.

As the fish sizzled in the hot oil, my mouth watered in anticipation. Maria taught me to be patient, to wait until the fish was golden brown and cooked through before removing it from the pan.

Finally, the moment of truth arrived. Maria plated the Fried Sazan with a garnish of fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon. The scent wafted through the air, making my stomach growl in anticipation.

I took a bite, and my taste buds exploded with flavor. The fish was tender and flaky, with a crispy exterior that melted in my mouth. The spices danced on my tongue, leaving me craving more.

From that moment on, Fried Sazan became a staple in my culinary repertoire. I would make it for special occasions, impressing friends and family with my newfound culinary skills. Maria's recipe had become my own, a cherished treasure that I would pass down to future generations.

Years passed, and Maria's village became a distant memory. But whenever I made Fried Sazan, I would be transported back to that warm summer day in her kitchen, learning the art of cooking from a dear friend.

Now, as I stand in my own kitchen, preparing Fried Sazan for my grandchildren, I can't help but feel grateful for the gift of this recipe. It is a reminder of the power of food to connect us, to bring us together in love and friendship.

And so, as I watch my grandchildren eagerly devouring the Fried Sazan, their faces lit up with joy, I know that Maria's legacy lives on through me. The memory of finding this recipe for the first time will always bring a smile to my face, a reminder of the bonds of friendship and the magic of a shared meal.


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