|Pan fried fish fillets with rice|
We normally don't eat many fried foods, but when my good friend George gave me some fresh Crappie fillets from Lake Chautauqua, this lake is located in Western New York, and known for it's great fishing.
George is an avid fisherman, he fishes the lake, and Allegheny river all year long. These were caught while George and his son were ice fishing this year.
Crappie is a North American fresh water fish in the sunfish family. Crappies are known to be one of the best tasting fresh water fish, because of their diet.
I would have normally broiled these fillets, but George suggested; trying them pan fried. So here is how I pan fried these fillets to perfection.
These fillets were very easy to make and so delicious, served with a wedge of lemon and rice to make a great meal. If you don't have a friend like George, just use your favorite fresh fish fillets.
- 1 lb. of your favorite fish fillets
- 1 cup of McCormick Fish-n-Chips Seafood Batter Mix
- 2/3 cup of water
- Vegetable oil
- 1 fresh lemon cut in wedges
- Your favorite rice or French fries
- Pour about 1/4 inch of oil in a 10 or 12 inch fry pan, heat oil to 375 degrees on medium heat
- Mix 1 cup of McCormick batter with the water
- Once oil is hot, dip the fillets and coat with the batter
- Add them to the pan (I add 3 fillets at a time)
- Fry 3 to 5 minutes per side until fillets are golden brown.
Do you like your fish broiled, baked or fried?