The Best Fried Fish Recipe: My husband is letting me share his secret fried fish recipe that he gets requests for over and over. You won’t believe how simple and delicious it is!
I am sharing with you a recipe for the BEST fried fish I have ever put in my mouth! Since this is my husband Russ’ recipe you might think I’m biased, but friends, it is absolutely DELICIOUS!
He gets requests to share his secret ALL THE TIME, and when we have company, they request Russ’ fried fish. He is graciously letting me share his fried fish recipe!
My husband is an avid hunter and fisherman, so when he makes his fried fish recipe, it’s generally with fresh caught fish straight out of the lake. I think his fried fish is better when the fish are fresh, but in a pinch we will use frozen.
Sometimes he will take me fishing and he says, “Let’s catch our dinner.” After only a short time, he has generally caught many to my zero. Then he will laughingly say, “I caught mine, what are you going to have for dinner?!” Ohhh, he thinks he is so cute!
How to Make the Best Fried Fish
The fish Russ cooks is bass, catfish, or walleye, and we always fry it in canola oil. He cuts the fish filets into small chunks that are about three inches in length. The simple ingredient Russ uses for the batter is Andy’s fish breading—equal parts red and yellow. The fish chunks are tossed right into the dry Andy’s mix.
Pour the canola oil into a deep fryer, and heat to 300 degrees. Fry the pieces of fish for 7-8 minutes, or until they float. Once the fish floats, cook for an additional two minutes, and drain on paper towels.
- Fresh fish filets--bass, catfish, or walleye--cut into small chunks
- Canola Oil
- Andy's Yellow Fish Breading
- Andy's Red Fish Breading
- Place oil in deep fryer, and then heat to 300 degrees.
- While oil is heating, mix equal parts Andy's Red and Andy's Yellow Fish Breading.
- Place fish chunks in dry batter mix, and toss to coat.
- Place battered fish in hot oil and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until the fish floats.
- When the fish floats, cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Drain on paper towels.
You can serve it with tarter sauce or ketchup, but we don’t add anything else. It’s delicious just like this! I hope you enjoy Russ’ fish as much our friends and family do! XOXO
P.S. Thank you to my friend Jade Curtis for taking these pictures!