Shore Lunch for me has been the best fried fish batter recipe I have ever tasted; but once in awhile I like to prepare something a little different. For a change I decided on this Crispy Fried Fish Recipe. It has a touch of Cajun seasoning and the corn flakes give the fish a nice crunch. I have used recipes that called for mashed potato flakes in the past, they were pretty good, but I think I like this recipe much better. If cooked properly the outside is nice and crispy with moist and tender fish on the inside. Fishing wise I, had some pretty good fishing trips during the summer months, but I did not get out as much as I would like to. So because of the lack of fish I decided to use Tilapia for this recipe, and they were perfect. For fresh fish, crappies, bluegills or perch would be perfect for this recipe. Give this Crispy Fried Fish Recipe a try with your next catch, or cheat like I did, and go to the store and buy some. Enjoy
1 1/2 cups beer
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound Tilapia, bluegill or perch
2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Oil for frying or use a deep fryer
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, beer, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place fish in the bowl, and thoroughly coat with the mixture.
2. Using a plastic bag, and a rolling pin crush the cornflake crumbs. In a separate medium bowl, mix the cornflake crumbs and Cajun seasoning.(I like to use a glass pie plate for the crumbs) Dip the fish in the crumb mixture, and thoroughly coat all sides.
3. In a large, heavy skillet (medium high), or deep fryer, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry the fish until golden brown, and flesh is easily flaked with a fork.