Cast Iron Fried Fish!
By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough!
I have been totally craving Fish and Chips. I don’t know why, I am not a huge fish fan, but I do like fish and chips sometimes. Trouble is I don’t want it to be as heavy as when we go out. I also have a great recipe for Potato Wedges I want to make with it instead of greasy fried potatoes. A couple of weeks ago I did some chicken in my cast iron that turned out amazing!! Cast Iron Fried Chicken! I thought maybe I could use the same method for fish? Needless to say, it rocked! I am making enough just for me and my Honey because my son doesn’t care for fish, he will get the chicken.
- 1 cod or haddock fillet, cut into strips
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tsps. Garlic powder, divided
- 2 tsps. Mrs. Dash Table Blend, divided
- 2 tsps. Salt, divided
- 2 tsps. Paprika
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cream or buttermilk (I am making my own buttermilk with milk and lemon juice today)
- 4 tbsp. coconut oil
Make sure your fish is cut in equal size portions for even cooking time. Mix together milk, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash, 1 tsp. salt and pour into baggie with chicken. Seal and let set while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 275°F (this is just to keep the first round of fish warm while you cook the rest)
On a plate, mix the balance of the spices with the flour. In a shallow bowl, mix the eggs with the cream or buttermilk.
And place the bread crumbs on another plate.
Heat ½ the oil over medium high heat in your skillet. (cast iron preferred for better even heat) Dip the first piece of fish in the egg mixture, then coat with the flour mixture. Now back in the eggs and into the breadcrumbs. Place on a plate to rest while you repeat with remaining pieces.
Cook for three minutes,
flip and cook an additional three minutes.
Remove from oil and place on plate covered with a couple of paper towels. Turn off oven and place plate in oven to keep warm. Add the balance of the oil to the pan and repeat the process with the other two pieces of chicken. Drain on paper towels.
Tonight I am also serving with some homemade tartar sauce, recipe found at Budget Savvy Diva, Homemade Tartar Sauce. I also added one more tablespoon relish and just a touch of dill weed to this.