Stripped Bass with Summer Corn: how to create the perfect crust for your fish fillet? It is not so difficult. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Dip the skin side into wondra flower and shake the excess off. Into the hot pan with peanut oil and a tablespoon of butter. Brown. No shaking, no poking. Once the desired color is achieved turn and finish in a 350 degree oven until internal temperature of fish reaches 110 degree.