Fried Striped Bass Recipes

Arkansas Striper Fish Fry Recipe.
By Ben Sanders
Other Recipes for Baked , Broiled , Grilled , Blackened, or Smoked.

Try this Quick and Easy Grilled Striper Recipe.

Ingredients for :

 2 cups yellow or white corn meal.
((( "Hey, I just pour a lot into a Gallon Zip lock bag" )))

1 tbl garlic salt.
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbls McCormick's Lemon Pepper Seasoning
((( "I just grab my All Season and lemon pepper bottle and shake the heck out of it" )))

Preparation:

Mix the meal and seasonings together in a large zip lock bag.
Cut Fish into nugget size pieces, or whatever you feel like, just make sure the oil covers and it fits the pot.
Be sure the fish is reasonably dry by draining on a paper towel.
Drop into the corn meal and season mixture and shake.
Add Music and do the: ((( "Arkansas Striper Shake" ))).

Remove, shake off the excess meal
(optional--set on paper towel for 10 minutes, this helps the meal stick and not immediately come off in the cooking oil).

Cooking:

I Use a SS 4 Iiter flash fryer I get from E-Bay. They are cheap and cook fast. I use 3 of them - (Fish, puppies and fries)
Less time cookin more time eatin & fishin.

 I use Vegetable oil, enough to cover fillets.

Heat the oil to 375 degree (F).
Add the fish, but don't crowd the pot.  ((( I hate crowded pots ))).

Shake basket lightly right after you put into oil to prevent sticking, Remove when the fish starts to turn golden brown and float (about 3 minutes).

Do not overcook. ((( unless your wife is like mine, she likes crispy critters, so cut hers thin and do them last ))).

You want it to be firm and somewhat crisp.

Remove and drain on a wire rack.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges, hushpuppies, and Sweet Tator Fries and your favorite brew.

P.S. If you're cooking on the creek bank use the old iron pot and pre-mix your corn meal in the zip lock bag and take it with you.

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