Deep fried fish is arguably one of the most-sought gourmets in both local and foreign cuisine. Its high nutritional value coupled with its characteristic heavenly delicious taste makes it an excellent accompaniment to almost any dish/course in the culinary world.
Here is a short and illustrative recipe you can use to prepare deep fried fish in less than hour.
The following recipe should work for almost any type, option or variety of fish – bluegill, crappie, tilapias, perch, bass, walleyes, etc.
Table of Contents
a) 1 Cup of all-purpose flour
b) 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
c) 1 teaspoon of salt for seasoning
d) 1/2 teaspoonfuls or ground black pepper
e) 2 Cups of crushed cornflakes
f) Your favorite deep frying oil
g) A teaspoonful of Cajun seasoning
h) 1 1/2 cups/glasses of Modelo beer (not necessary but recommended )
a) Start by mixing the ingredients above in a medium-size bowl. Beat the eggs together with the beer, flour salt, pepper and garlic powder and stir thoroughly and continuously for several minutes. After this, introduce the fish/cod to this bowl and coat it entirely with the mixture.
b) In another separate bowl, mix up the cornflakes crumbs together with the Cajun seasoning. Make sure that the crumbs are powdery enough before dipping the cod/fish step one in this bowl. Cover the fish with this crumb mixture. The goal here is to coat all sides thoroughly before frying the fish.
c) Turn on the deep fryer and heat the oil to over 375F. In case you don’t own a deep fryer, a large and heavy skillet can be a useful alternative. Now introduce the fish to the oil carefully taking enough caution not to splatter the oil. If you’re frying up a couple of them, add the fillets one after the other in batches and in an organised fashion. Do not the crowd the deep fryer.
d) Allow the fish to deep fry for a 3-4 minutes – i.e., until it is nicely golden brown and thoroughly cooked. The change in color signifies that the internal temperature has reached over 145 degrees – the minimum temperature threshold required for it to turn crunchy and crispy.
e) Drain the fish/fillets on paper towels. You can serve with tartar sauce, ugali or any other local/foreign delicacy.
Time of Preparation
30 -45 minutes
If you find that you’re having problem with the corn flakes sticking on the fish, leave the fish in the mixture in step 1 for about half-an-hour to soak thoroughly before frying. You can also substitute the corn flakes with potato flakes for a change every once in awhile.
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