Family Recipe for Frying Perfect Fish
We like a couple of pieces fried with a side salad for an easy weeknight supper.
Ingredients for Frying Fish:
1 C. cornmeal
1 C. all purpose flour
3 T. paprika
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. black pepper
thawed fish fillets
peanut or grape seed oil to fill to a depth of 1" a deep skillet
Rinse and blot the thawed fish fillets. Mix the ingredients for the breading well. Heat the oil to about 325-335 degrees F. Quickly dredge the fillets and fry in the hot oil until golden brown and crisp. About 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Drain on absorbent paper. I often keep the fish warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
Store the unused breading in a plastic zipper bag in the freezer. You may also double or triple the recipe depending on the amount of fish you are making.