Growing up in NC, Friday night was fried fish night! It was a ritual for my family that my dad would either go to the fish market or go to our freezer for some of NC's finest fish. My dad frequently went fishing on the pier in Emerald Isle, NC and would come back with a cooler full of croackers, spots and flounder that he would clean and freeze. While I love fried fish, I love it better when it's filleted. My favorite fish to fry is swai. Swai fillets have a sweet mild taste and light flaky texture and is amazing when it's fried. This recipe only has three ingredients...peanut oil, swai fillets and New Orleans Style Fish Fry Breading mix. You don't need salt or pepper or anything additional for this recipe. Once your peanut oil is hot and ready, you'll have the best fried fish in about 7-8 minutes.
Like I've said in my previous post, a cast iron skillet is the best way to fry anything.
Serves 4 1 bag of swai fillets 1 bag of New Orleans Style Fish Fry Breading mix Peanut oil
1. Heat peanut oil in skillet.
2. Blot the fillets with a paper towel to remove excess water. 3. Dredge fillets in breading mix 4. Fry in peanut oil until golden brown
Let me know if you try this recipe for your next fish fry! You can use the same breading mix for shrimp and it's simply delicious! Enjoy!