Not My Mom's Fried Fish

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 12
    cups crushed saltine crackers (about 45 crackers)
  • 2
    lbs fish fillets (use a firm, white fish, about 1/2 inch thick such as -- whitefish, tilapia, sea bass)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place beaten eggs and saltine cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowls or pie tins.
  • Dip fillets into eggs, then coat with crumbs; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a heavy, deep skillet, or electric frying pan, heat oil (about 3/4 to 1 inch of oil) to 375°. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 2 minutes on each side or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily (I found that when the fish is golden brown it's DONE).
  • Drain on a rack over paper towels. If you're making lots of fish place the rack in a 225° oven while you're cooking the remaining batches.
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