Bay Scallop Bites

A great appetizer, these little morsels feature sustainably sourced and less expensive bay scallops (Argopecten irradians).
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: Argopecten irradians, bay scallops, bites, breaded, panko, scallop, scallops, sustainable
Servings: 6
Calories: 434kcal


  • 2 lb Bay Scallops
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Milk


  • Lay out scallops on paper towel and pat dry. The less moisture on the scallops the better!
  • In a bowl combine flour, Old Bay seasoning and pepper.
  • In another bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Place the Panko breadcrumb in another bowl or on a plate.
  • Dip the scallops a few at a time into the flour, coating well. Then into the egg mixture and finally into the breadcrumbs. Set aside. Repeat the process until all are coated.
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the scallops a few at a time taking care not to crowd the pan. Cook for about a minute or until golden brown and crispy. These small scallops cook very quickly so make sure not to overcook them.
  • Once cooked remove and drain on paper towel. Serve immediately.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 43g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg
OCEAN FRIENDLY INGREDIENT!Certified Sustainable – MSC, Seafood Watch, OceanWise or BAP