Technique: How To Fry Fish

Growing up in rural Alberta fish was not a staple in our diet. Living on a farm meant chicken, beef and pork. It was not until I was married and had a family of my own that I added fish to my meals.

My girlfriend Denise, who lives in Texas, has been making me this delicious fried fish whenever I stay with her. She introduced me to a wonderful fish seasoning called: “Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fry.”

It makes the fish flavourful, crunchy, and even though it is fried in oil, it does not make the fish greasy.

I buy either tilapia or bass filets – whichever is on sale. I like the mild taste of these fish when cooked.

[print_this]Technique: How to Fry Fish

To fry fish is quite easy. Pour some of the fish seasoning on a plate, and place a fish fillet on top. Note: Make sure both sides are coated.

Add coated fish fillets to a hot oiled frying pan with at least ½ inch of cooking oil.

Fry on low/medium until lightly brown. Flip over and fry the other side.
Once fish fillet is done, place on plate with a paper towel.[/print_this]

Fried fish like this goes perfectly with the Tartar Sauce Recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think!

5 comments add yours

  1. Are you sure Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri is wheat and gluten Free?

  2. Hi Jerry. The box of Zatarains that I have has just corn flour listed under ingredients. I’ve been visiting my friend in Texas for years, and the fish fri has never made me sick. It does not say wheat or gluten free, but for me it does not upset my gut at all. Hope that helps.

  3. Carrie,
    Zatarain’s does not list gluten only wheat protein on their labels. I have used their products off and on for many years. Sometimes I had no problems, but at other times experienced gut issues. I use Tony Chachere’s seasoning instead which is GF.

    Tony Chachere’s website FAQ’s (see number 10)

  4. Shari
    I have only tried the Zatarain’s brand for that is what my girlfriend uses when I visit her in Texas. Zatarains is not available here in Canada but on my next trip to the US I will try your suggestion.

  5. Problem with Zatarains is that it is made in a facility that uses wheat flour. With that said, contamination can occur and will. I’ve had experiences buying products and they not make me sick and then buy it again and it made me sick. When you are dealing with flour, it is very hard to keep it contained to one area of a facility. It becomes airbourne and gets into everything. So only buy products that say wheat free and is made in a wheat free facility.

    PS. The lable on Tony Chachere’s says it contains wheat. Took me 2 years to figure out why scrabbled eggs were making me mildly sick. Try Slap Your Momma seasoning. It won’t make you sick.

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