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2 pieces of keto fried cod on a white plate with a sprig of thyme.
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Keto Fried Cod

Crispy on the outside and flaky and moist on the inside, this keto Fried Cod recipe is a must-try for fish lovers! It's quick and easy to make and pairs so nicely with coleslaw and all your favorite keto veggies.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy seafood recipe, fried cod, fried fish, keto fish, keto fried cod, keto fried fish, keto pan fried cod
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 24 ounces cod filets
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil


  • Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in the bottom of a heavy-bottomed skillet. Cast-iron works great!
  • Pat the fish dry with paper towels then season the cod filets with salt and pepper and the Old Bay seasoning.
  • Whisk the eggs in a shallow dish large enough to hold 1 filet, and spread the almond flour into a second similarly-sized dish.
  • Working with one filet at a time, dip the filet into the egg, then gently press it into the almond flour. Flip the filet over, ensuring it is coated on all sides. Transfer the filet to a plate and continue until all the filets are coated.
  • Heat the oil until it reaches about 350-F on a thermometer or until a few crumbs sizzle when dropped into the oil.
  • Gently lay the fish into the oil, leaving enough space between the filets to flip them over.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, then gently and carefully flip the filets over and cook another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer the cooked filets to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then serve and enjoy!


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • Look for 4-6 ounce filets for a hearty meal.
  • You can swap pork panko (crushed pork rinds) instead of the almond flour to make this a nut-free fried fish recipe.
  • Use your favorite seasoning blend instead of Old Bay if you prefer.
  • The fish cooks quickly, so have them all breaded and lined up and ready to go.
  • Control the heat of your oil - if it's too hot, the almond flour will burn.


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g