Fried Fish Recipe
Here is a simple fried fish recipe that will have even the pickiest of eaters asking for more.
The potato flakes in this recipe add a little something special. If you don't have self-rising flour, you can use All-Purpose flour but you may need to add a little more seasoning salt and the breading on the fish won't be as think.
Here's what you'll need:
2 cups of dry potato flakes
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
4 (6 ounce) cod fillets, or any other white fish
2 cups of butter flavored Crisco, for frying (or peanut oil)
Here's what you need to do:
Combine the potato flakes, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt, pepper, old bay seasoning and cayenne pepper in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
In a 8 or 9 inch pie plate, lightly scramble 2 eggs and 1/4 cup of Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
Heat shortening or oil to 350 degrees F. I recommend using a deep fryer but you can use a heavy bottom skillet like cast iron.
Dry fish fillets on a paper towel. Coat with egg mixture and dredge in dry mixture to coat well.
Fry fillets in hot oil for 5 minutes or until fish flakes apart easily. Do not overcook or your fish will be dry and rubbery! Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Now that you've learned how to fry fish, here is a wonderful recipe for a simple tartar sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve with this or any other recipe for fried fish.
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