Southern Fried Fish
When I first tried to fry fish it was a disaster. I’d finally felt grown, as it was the first time I’d left my mama and daddy’s house, and some of my friends (guys and gals) were coming over for dinner. I’d been asked to fry fish. ‘Of course!’ I responded. I’d fried chicken at least once or twice. Surely I could fry a few pieces of fish. Wrong! So wrong! Mistake number one and probably the biggest mistake of them all, my grease was not hot enough. What happened? I had a pan full of floating fish pieces in grease. Not cute and not at all what my company would be looking for. When my guests hear fried fish is on the menu the expectations are high. Most have had years and years’ worth of fried fish from a ‘Mr. Brown’s’ type seafood joint which is more than likely short on parking spaces and long on wait time and scrumptious, brown greasy bags of fried fish. Eighteen years ago I wasn’t about to top that. But now….I think I’ve got it. It took me a few years but I think I can say my fried fish is not only family table worthy, but invited guests worthy too! Yaaaa!!
Ingredients:6 pieces of fish (3 flounder and 3 whiting for this recipe) 1 cup plain flour 1 cup corn meal mix 1 tsp Tony’s seasoning 2 tsp seafood magic 2 tsp lemon pepper 1 tsp garlic salt 1/8 tsp salt
2 eggs 1/3 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup milk
Canola or peanut oil
Mix together flours and seasonings. Then milks and eggs.
Dip fish in buttermilk, milk and egg mixture. Dip into flour mixture.
Heat oil and make sure oil is hot. Place fish gently in hot grease and fry until golden brown.
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!