Today I am sharing a tried and true, and always delicious way to prepare seafood, and that is to fry it! It's the Southern way. It is a rare occasion that I fry anything, but every once in a while, it's warranted.. When my Grandmother passed away, I "inherited" her FryDaddy. This makes frying a whole lot simpler and much less messy. I don't know if making it easier for me to fry things is necessarily a good thing...but it sure made this fish delish!
I used House-Autry seafood breader (a NC company!), along with coating the fish in a little hot sauce. (b/c that's how my sister and BIL do it). I also squeezed some fresh lemon juice over the fish once done....that's some good eatin' right there!Fried Fish Nuggets
fillets of fresh fish, cut into 2 inch chunks (I used Rock, but any firm flesh fish should work)
hot sauce (just a few shakes to coat fish)
oil for cooking (I used canola)
Place fish into gallon size plastic bag, add hot sauce, seal bag and shake to coat evenly. Get oil to temperature (I used a FryDaddy, so all I had to do is turn it on and wait a few minutes). Take fish chunks and roll in seafood breader until completely covered. Carefully drop fish fillets into hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate.
To serve: squeeze fresh lemon juice over fish and chow down! Preferably with some corn bread or hushpuppies :-) (And the fish isn't spicy for those of you who do not care for hot sauce.)
Tomorrow, I'm going to share the other cooking method I used. What about you? What's your favorite way to prepare seafood? Do you feel comfortable with buying it or do you catch your own? I really want to incorporate more fish into my diet. Too bad I get sea sick just thinking about going into the ocean!
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