Rating: 4.5 stars
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A fast, tasty, spicy fried fish recipe which can be adjusted to suit the cook's (or diner's) preference. I call it Cajun Compromise because the spice level is the result of a compromise between my wife and I. It can be served with tartar sauce for the timid, or hot sauce for the not-so-timid. Great for appetizers or a main dish.

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak the fish pieces in milk for at least 30 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and hot pepper sauce. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, pepper, mustard and Cajun seasoning. Dip fish pieces into the dry mixture, then into the egg, then back into the dry mix. Set on a plate in the refrigerator and chill for about 15 minutes. This will help the batter stick to the fish.

  • Heat more than enough oil to cover the bottom of a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry fish pieces for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Depending on how much and what kind of Cajun seasoning you used, some of the breading may get darker than the rest.

  • Drain the fish on paper towels and serve with hot sauce or tartar sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 41.2g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 22g; cholesterol 158.1mg; sodium 876.7mg. Full Nutrition
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