Fried Fish Recipes
Fried fish is a dish in which fish is coated in seasoned flour or batter and then deep-fried until golden brown and crispy. The fish can be whole or in fillets, and different types of fish can be used, depending on regional and personal preferences. Fried fish is a popular dish in many cultures and is often served with sides such as french fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.
Here is a basic recipe for making fried fish:
- 4-6 fish fillets (tilapia, catfish, cod, or any other firm white fish)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
- 1 egg
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
- In another shallow dish, whisk together the milk and egg.
- Dip each fish fillet into the milk and egg mixture, then dredge it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
- Carefully add the fish fillets to the hot oil, a few at a time, and cook until golden brown and crispy, turning once, about 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish.
- Use a slotted spoon or spatula to transfer the fried fish to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.
- Serve hot with your favorite sides, such as french fries, coleslaw, or tartar sauce.
Note: Be careful when working with hot oil. Make sure to use a deep enough skillet to avoid splatters and burns. You can also use a deep fryer for added safety.