How long does it take fish to fry on the stove?
Fry the Fish
Lay the two fillets into the skillets, and pan-fry on each side until golden, or about three minutes per side.
How long do you cook fish on each side?
Cook fish 4 to 5 minutes per side (per inch of thickness) or until done.
How do you fry the perfect fish?
Coat fish in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Gently set coated fish into hot oil and fry 5 minutes on each side until medium golden brown in color. When the fish is evenly golden all over, remove and drain on brown paper sacks.