Sent by KarenEditor: One option is just dipping the fish or chicken breast in melted butter before rolling it in the spices or coating, like we did in this recipe for Blackened Chicken. You could also try milk or yogurt.
For heavier coatings (like breadcrumbs), you might dust the fish with flour first. Once the floured fish is dipped in the butter or milk, it will get a little gummy and help the coating adhere better.
Readers, can you recommend a way of breading that doesn't use eggs?
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