Smoky Fried Whiting With Homemade Fish Fry

Smoky Fried Whiting Recipe

Fried fish was a go to meal in my house growing up. Particularly Fried Whiting Fish. I looked forward to Fish & Spaghetti on Friday nights. It was one of my favorite meals and still is. Fish was also a top choice for family functions such as barbecues, baby showers and birthday parties. Now that I have my own little family and host events of my own, whiting fish is still a go to. It’s so quick and easy to make, and tastes so good.

Homemade Fish Fry Recipe

The secret is in the fish fry, and the best fish fry is made from scratch. I switch up the ingredients a bit depending on my mood. But the base is always finely ground corn meal.

How To Season Whiting Fish

This time I was in the mood for a hint of smoky flavor. So I added smoked paprika to my fish fry mix, and it completely changed the game.

How To Fry Whiting Fish

Fried up brown and crispy, the fish was absolutely delicious. I’m definitely going to use this fish fry blend often.

Fried Whiting Recipe

This Smoky Fried Whiting would pair perfectly with some potato salad and greens. I opted for some hand cut fries this time around though. If you choose to have fries as well, make sure to skip the store bought stuff and make your own. Ain’t nothing like some fresh, hand cut fries. Anyway, here’s the whiting recipe.

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Fried Whiting Recipe
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Smoky Fried Whiting

Crispy Fried Whiting Fish, seasoned to perfection with a smoky homemade fish fry blend.

Author: Erica
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Category: Main Course, Seafood, Dinner
Cuisine: Soul Food
Keyword: Fried Whiting
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces whiting fish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup canola oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/2 cup corn meal (fine; yellow or white)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the fish with the lemon juice and water. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or frying pan on medium heat.
  • To make the fish fry, mix the corn meal, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika in a shallow dish.
  • Thoroughly coat the fish with the fish fry on each side.
  • Add the fish to the pan to fry 2-3 pieces at a time, depending on your pan size. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side until brown & crispy.
  • Drain fish on paper towels.
  • Serve hot with your favorite hot sauce.

Notes

You can use this fish fry mix to fry any type of fish. Add and omit seasonings to your liking.
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Erica

When I’m not in the kitchen developing recipes and taking cool photos of food, you’ll find me over at my lifestyle blog, The Glamorous Gleam. Oh, I’m also a Freelance MUA & Hair Stylist.

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