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Monday, August 6, 2012

Fish Fry Coating Mix with Tilapia & A Bonus Recipe

Fish Fry Coating Mix with Tilapia & A Bonus Recipe

Hi  everybody :)

I love the idea of making your own anything, so I was happy to find this recipe while browsing through one of my cookbooks,  Gifts That Taste Good . If you been reading my posts, yeah I'm still sticking to doing at least 1 recipe out of each book, I'm gonna do them one better, this is the second one from the same book! YEAAAA!!!! The first was Jamman' Muffins mmmmm MUST make again soon!  Alas, back to what I was saying, as the old adage goes, "homemade is best made". So with that in mind I gave this recipe a try. I was very pleased with the result, a flavorful crispy crust.

Fish Fry Coating Mix from Gifts That Taste Good

1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder (I used Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon paprika

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 1 3/4 cups of mix

frying the fish
To prepare fried fish: Dip fish in buttermilk and roll in coating mix. To cook, pour oil into a Dutch oven to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Heat to 375 degrees. Fry coated fish, one piece at a time, about 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.

From Gifts That Taste Good, page 45

I didn't forget I promise y'all a bonus recipe, so here it is.....roasted potatoes. I know most people like fries with their fish; I like roasted potatoes. I know it might sound kinda of strange, but it's great. This is a very simple basic recipe with less roasting time in the oven.

Roasted Potatoes

2lbs. golden potatoes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 - 2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb Seasoning 
1 tsp. Garlic Salt
To serve:
sour cream

Cut potatoes in chunks and microwave (see note). Drain water. Place in large pan and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with seasonings and bake 20 -25 minutes until tender in a 375 degree oven.

Note: Microwave potatoes in microwave about 10 minutes means less time in the oven. I roasted my potatoes for about 20-25 minutes or until tender in a 375 degree oven; after microwaving.

water & potatoes for the microwave

ENJOY! Come again....


  1. Check out the alterations I made to the roasted potatoes recipe in order to cook it in a Cuisinart 1800W 4lb Air Fryer Toaster Oven here: