Fisherman’s Perch and Chips

Now we love fantastic Fish and chips. Most people search high and low to recreate that delicious British seaside meal and staple. Here in the states, there are few places that truly capture the deliciousness of that flaky fish wrapped in newspaper that our British friends get across the pond. We have found at least one place near us where it is as close as it can be. How are we to fill that fish and chips desire while out camping? Well, with the Fisherman’s Perch and Chips of course!

Fisherman's Perch and Chips

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While this recipe does not use the traditional cod or haddock, we find that the perch holds up well. This coupled with the seasoning mix provides a delicious fireside meal to enjoy with your fishing buddies. Finally, add in your favorite french fries to complete the meal!

Not into fried fish? Try our Foiled Fish Recipe!

So get out on the lake. Reel in those perch. Then get to cooking this delicious Fisherman’s Perch and Chips!

The Tools

You will need a dutch oven and a cast-iron skillet for this recipe. Having both of these well seasoned will add some delicious flavor to the fish and french fries as well. Take your time and season your cast iron products before heading out to the lake. The time put in upfront will pay off multiple times in the food you cook and eat. This is especially the case in the Fisherman’s Perch and Chips!

Fisherman’s Perch and Chips

Everyone loves classic fish and chips but with our Fisherman's Perch and Chips you are sure to find a new camping favorite. We use freshly caught perch from your day out on the lake to make the flakiest and most delicious dutch oven fried fish and chips. We combine that with our mix of delicious spices to get the most flavorful and crunchy crust. Top it off with your favorite french fries and you wll have an instant hit!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 12" Cast Iron Skillet
  • 12" Dutch Oven
  • Campfire or Camp Stove
  • Tongs
  • Heat resistant gloves


  • 2 eggs Large or Extra Large
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 bottle canola oil You will need enough oil to just cover the fish. If frying at same time bring enough oil to cover the fish and the french fries
  • 3 lbs perch Feel free to use any lake fish that you have caught
  • 1 bag french fries Your favorite brand and style
  • 1 small wedged or thinly sliced lemon
  • tartar sauce or your favorite fish dipping sauce


  • Prep your freshly caught Perch and create filets
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk egg
    2 eggs
  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, paprika, garlic powder and old bay seasoning.
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp paprika, 3 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • Add oil to dutch oven and heat in prep for cooking french fries.
  • Dip fillets in eggs, then roll in flour mixture. Use the two hand method hear so that you do not get a clumpy hand!
  • Cook french fries to package instructions in the pre-heated dutch oven.
  • Add 1/4 inch of oil to a cast iron skillet.
  • Fry fillets in oil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. When it flakes into sections, it is completely cooked.
  • Serve with completed fries, lemon, and dipping sauce of your choice! We prefer to slice our lemon thinly and lay it on the top of the fish.
    1 bottle canola oil


Camp Hero Tip: Mix your flour, cornmeal, and seasonings before the trip and have them ready to go. This will save you time at the campsite!
Keyword Campfire, cast iron skillet, classic, Dutch oven, fish, fish and chips, french fries, fried foods

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