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fried fish island style

Recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

In the Pacific islands where I have lived fried fish is often cooked without coating the fish with flour or batter. If the fish is whole, 3 or 4 diagonal cuts are made on each side of the fish. Then the fish is rubbed with salt and sometimes other seasonings before being cooked. I remember that when I first saw fish cooked like this I thought it would not be very good. I was wrong it was very tasty and now I often cook fish like this today.

yield 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried fish island style

  • 1 - 2 lb
    fish filets or whole fish
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • vegetable oil for frying.

How To Make fried fish island style

  • 1
    Season fish with salt, pepper, and onion powder then refrigerate overnight or at least for a few hours.
  • 2
    Pour oil in skillet (about midway) and heat to 375°. Be sure your oil is hot before adding the fish. Fry fish for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • 3
    Remove to a platter lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • 4
    Serve with some fresh lemon or lime to squeeze on the fish before eating. Enjoy!