My Fish Fry Secret

Carol BoBarrel

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@carolbobarrel

I am not the best fryer. My crispy coating is anything but! Soggy or burnt, and never sticks to the food.
At a bbq, a friend had made her famous shrimp. After a box of wine, she gave up two of the ingredients in her secret recipe - butter and mustard.
So I concocted a quasi-recipe as a marinade, but it was very thick, so I threw some flour on it and fried it. Amazing!


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Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
yellow mustard
1/2 stick
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
old bay seasoning, or similar seasoning
1 c
flour
fish filets, your choice, cut into large
oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grab two containers for dipping and dredging
2
In one goes the flour, the other goes the melted butter, mustard, and seasoning
3
The measurements are more like guidelines. The "batter" should be tangy and a bit salty. It will mellow when cooked and will have a subtle mustard flavor.
4
Prep your frying pan and your fish. I prefer a large "nugget" size. They cook faster and more evenly, and are fun finger food.
5
Dip the fish pieces into the batter, getting a good thick coat.
6
Dredge through the flour. I like to pat it in, making sure everything sticks.
7
Place into your heated pan and fry till golden, then flip over and repeat. Don't over crowd the pan!
8
Place on a rack to drain excess oil.
9
EAT!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy