If you like to cook up fresh fish this recipe is perfect for you. Summer is my favorite time to go fishing and often I end up catching a lot of bluegill and bass. I am always looking to try new breading recipes. This particular recipe will make your fish fillets extremely crispy. The breading mixture is well seasoned and its crisp texture comes from dried potato flakes. A lot of these spice ingredients may seem like a lot, but I found the seasoning to be just right. If you are looking to have a fish fry give this recipe a try. Enjoy.
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
2 cups dry potato flakes
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
8 bluegill fillets (can also use bass, crappie, or tilapia)
Oil (for frying)
Step 1: Heat a deep fryer to 350 degrees. In a small bowl beat together 2 eggs. In a pie plate combine potato flakes, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
Step 2: Dip fillets into egg mixture and then roll in the potato mixture until evenly coated.
Step 3: Fry fish fillets in the deep fryer (in batches if necessary) for 5 minutes or until the fish flakes apart easily and is golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Yield: (4 Servings)