Fried Whole Carp Recipe

Serves/Makes: 3 - 4


  • 1 small or medium sized carp
  • Flour for coating
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon wedges to garnish
How to cook Fried Whole Carp:
  • Clean, scale, and soak carp for 1 hour in salted water then split open and lay flat.
  • Season the flour with salt and Cayenne pepper.
  • Pat carp dry, and coat with the flour.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the whole carp for 15 - 20 minutes, turning once, until browned.
  • Garnish the Fried Whole Carp with the lemon.
  • Serve the Fried Whole Carp with Anchovy sauce.


The Fried Whole Carp is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

This recipe for Fried Whole Carp serves/makes: 3 - 4

The Fried Whole Carp recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Carp (more Carp recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)

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