Monday, April 7, 2008

How to Fry Fish - southern style

Step one - send your kids fishing and then clean the fish - or go to the store and buy some nice filets (catfish, bass, perch, grouper - almost anything will do).

Generously salt and pepper fish. In a paper bag, make a mixture of 1/2 cornmeal, 1/2 plain flour, and seasoned salt to taste. Put 3 or 4 fish in the bag and shake to coat.

Heat peanut oil in a cast iron skillet until it reaches about 300 degrees. Fry 1 fish to test the oil. When fish is browned, take out and drain on paper towels.

Adjust temp if needed. Add 4-5 fish to pan and fry until browned.

Serve with grits, slaw and fries.


Frantic Home Cook said...

I can tell your fish are delicious just by the choice of pan you use! Just like my Granny would use. Love your recipes!

inside the box said...

Glad you enjoyed - every time I cook fish, I think of my grandma who could cook fish for 4 or 40 without blinking an eye. BTW, I love your blog - - you will laugh, but my dad had the nickname of "Pop Tart" when I was a teenager, cause he got 3rd degree burns from one when he did not wear a shirt!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like what my Mama made - thank so much!!