I love cooking with my crock pot, but sometimes I just need to break free and go crazy…hence the fish today! I love fish. I know a lot of people absolutely do not, but I’m like a huge fan. Especially right now, while I’m pregnant and can’t really eat a lot of fish. My favorite, though is 3-Ingredient Fried Fish…catfish, bass, you name it, it’s all good fried this way!
What You Need to Make 3-Ingredient Fried Fish:
- 2 cups Cornmeal
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 lb Fish (like I said, catfish whole or filleted, bass, hybrids, any kind of fish will do, though I prefer freshwater)
How to Make 3-Ingredient Fried Fish:
- In a large frying pan (I like to use a dutch oven since the sides are tall and the grease is less likely to splash out), place about an inch of oil (vegetable or canola are what I usually use, although I’ve been known to substitute olive oil for half). Heat oil on medium-high heat until a pinch of cornmeal sizzles.
- Put your cornmeal in a mixing bowl–if you want to add seasoning, this would be the place to mix it in.
- Pour your milk in a similar mixing bowl.
- Dip each piece of fish into cornmeal, then in milk, then back in the cornmeal, being sure in each pass to coat the piece of fish completely.
- Place fish in a single layer in the frying oil. BE CAREFUL!
- When the underside has browned to a nice golden hue, filp the fish pieces. Remove when the entire fish is golden brown. Fish should be stiff-ish if the piece is thin.
Pro-Tips for Making 3-Ingredient Fried Fish Extra Awesome:
- Try mixing-in some Cajun Seasoning for a little kick.
- If you slice potatoes into wedges, then toss them in the remaining cornmeal, you can fry them at the same time or following the completion of the fish-frying effort…mmmmm…perfectly paired…
- Another great side item is okra–again, like the potatoes, just cut them into pieces, then toss in the remaining cornmeal, then fry to that same golden brown hue. Gah! My mouth is watering!
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