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fried sea scallops

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is my kid's favorite dish to order at our favorite seafood restaurant in coastal North Carolina. They are so good! This isn't a copy cat recipe, just me trying to mimick an awesome dish. I think I've come close!

yield 2 -4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried sea scallops

  • 12-14
    fresh or frozen sea scallops, thawed and patted dry
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • dash
    ground pepper
  • canola oil for frying

How To Make fried sea scallops

  • 1
    Thaw scallops in cold water. Pat as dry as possible with paper towels.
  • 2
    Sift together flour, salt, pepper in a shallow bowl.
  • 3
    Beat egg whites
  • 4
    Roll Scallops in flour, dip in egg wash and then roll in flour again.
  • 5
    Let scallops sit on a try while oil heats
  • 6
    Heat 1 inches of oil in a deep skillet.
  • 7
    Gently place scallops into the hot oil. Cook until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on wire rack or paper towels.
  • 8
    Sprinkle with a bit more salt if needed.