Russ's Deep Fried Bass

Russ Myers


A fine fish dinner may be only as far away as the nearest small water. Fun to catch, these bass make for excellent dinner.

★★★★★ 3 votes
4 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Deep Fry


1 1/2 lbs. sm. bass fillets
1 egg
1 Tbs. milk or water
1 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
cooking oil


1Blend egg and milk. Mix flour, salt, and pepper. Dip cold fish into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture. Fry the fish in small batches in oil heated to 375 degrees (I use peanut oil, but any oil will be fine). Small fillets require about 4 minutes to cook. If the fish and batter are cold and the oil is hot, the coating will seal in the flavors immediately and the cooked fish will be moist and flaky inside, and crisp and golden brown on the outside. Keep the fried fillets in a warm oven until all are cooked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom