Quick Fried Red Snapper in Olive Oil

Lyn Spooner


Used pure Olive Oil for the first time while frying. My family was so impressed with the flaky, yet firm meat of this filet. The children, who usually hate fish night ate the whole thing! :) It seems I hit on something the entire family enjoyed all while cooking in healthy 100% Pure Olive Oil....NOT VIRGIN!....It's quick, it's not too much prep and yet, they'll think you slaved over a stove for hours!

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6 to 8


20 Min


15 Min


1/8 bag(s)
house of autry flavored crispy
1 stick
real butter
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 tsp
sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

First I melt the butter. I use enough to coat 4 medium size filets. After it's melted, I add the lemon juice. Spread on a plate and lay the filet down meat first. Spread the remaining on top of filet. Go fix the cold slaw or shrimp while it rests for about fifteen minutes.
Drain the lemon butter from filets. Put sea salt on each filet. Pour House of Autry in a bag and drop filets in and shake gently. Don't let it settle too long before you put on stove.
Have over medium heat a pan large enough to heat some pure Olive Oil. I don't use Virgin Olive Oil, because you cannot fry a good piece of meat in virgin. If you get virgin olive oil too hot, it loses any of it's benefits and does nothing for the taste either! You are able to fry with 100%pure olive oil and not lose the good, for your body or your taste buds! Put filet in medium hot pan of olive oil meat side down. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes on that side. Turn gently and cook for another 4 or 5 minutes. To make sure meat is the flakiest it can be and keep it's moisture, turn once more to the meat side down. Then, take from pan and place on paper towel or something else to help it drain excess oil. There won't be much. We cut each filet in half and I fed 4 adults and 2 children and have two half filets left! I complimented the filets with Carolina Shrimp and home made cold slaw. It would go well with just about any side you'd like. I think next time, I'll use it with something adventurous, like GRITS! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish