Southern Fried Fish
How to make Southern Fried Fish at home.
I don’t know about you but my little piece of heaven has a pond with an endless amount of bait, a nice rod and reel and an outdoor kitchen to cook all of those flaky fish I catch.
As a kid growing up, my parents carted us to a many of a fish fry. Fish fry’s are still a staple summer get together in the south. You can find some of the best, most tender, flaky fish you will ever put in your mouth. Not to mention all of the great trimmings that come with a good old Southern Fish Fry!
I am about to tell you how to get that very same flaky, tender fish right in your own kitchen. Any good fish cook will tell you that the batter doesn't need to be fancy or thick for good fried fish. It needs to be a vehicle for flavor and a means to hold that tender fish together.
We use Redfish but any good, meaty tender white fish will work. We have also used, Bass, Bream, Talapia and Snapper. So here you go, your Southern Fried Fish!
~ Ingredients ~
2 pounds of Red Fish
1 cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1 cup All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
2-4 cups Canola Oil
~ Method ~
Lightly beat eggs IN the buttermilk to combine. Place Fish in mixture and soak for 5 minutes.
Mix Flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and old Bay in a separate bowl. Remove fish from buttermilk mixture and coat in flour mixture. Lay on a sheet pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
When oil is 365 degrees, drop fish and fry 2-3 minutes per side. Cool and serve.
Southern Fried Fish
As with all of our Buttered Home recipes, we hope you see how easy it really is to do what most consider to be the hard way of cooking. Scratch made isn’t only better but it really is easier too. Most people have these ingredients on hand and can cook up this good fish in a snap!
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