Use 2 pounds fresh or frozen fish fillets, steaks, or pan-dressed fish.
Thaw frozen fish.
Cut into 6 portions.
Combine 1 beaten egg and 2 tablespoons water.
Combine 1 1/4 cups fine saltine cracker crumbs and dash pepper.
Dip fish into egg, then roll in crumbs.
Place in a single layer in fryer basket.
Fry in deep, hot fat (350Â°) till browned and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes.
Drain on paper toweling.