Fried fish is one of my favorite ways to prepare any variety of fresh fish. However, one of the easiest ways to make fried fish is to use coconut oil instead of regular corn oil. Coconut oil gives the fried fish a delicious taste that you just cannot achieve with any other type of oil. If you have not tried frying with coconut oil, I highly suggest you do! Here is the perfect recipe for you to try: Coconut Fried Flounder
Coconut Fried Flounder
Coconut Fried Flounder
4 fillets of fresh flounder, thawed and completely dried
1/2 cup flour
3-4 tbsp coconut oil
Salt, to taste
Ground pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Onion powder, to taste
Taking fish fillets one by one, place then on a flat surface lined with paper towels. Pat the fish until these are completely dry, free of any liquid.
On a flat platter, pour flour – Season the flour with spices. You can also ‘lightly” season fish fillets, if you wish.
Heat coconut oil in skillet on medium heat.
Dredge both sides of each fish fillet with flour – enough to coat both sides evenly. Shake off any excess flour; place the fish in coconut oil to fry.
Fry the fish for about 3-4 min on each side. You want to make sure that the coating stays adhered on fish in order for fish to have a crispy coating.
Remove fish from oil, place on serving plate – squeezing a little drop of lemon juice on fish.
Serve with rice and fresh mashed avocado and tomatoes.
Tips: When frying fish, always make sure that oil is hot – if not the fish will not fry, the coating of flour will fall off in oil making fish soggy and greasy. Coconut flour may be used as a substitute.
Side Note: I cannot begin to describe to you the delicious result of this recipe. The fish was flavorful and crispy. Frying the fish in coconut oil gave it such a unique mild flavor – it is almost indescribable. I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone who enjoys eating fried fish. Hands down the best I have prepared in a long time!
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