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Default ISO crunchy fish filets

I habe a few Cod filets in the freezer. DW dislikes Cod I save them for myself when I am cooking for one. I usually mix some fine and coarse cornmeal add some old bay amd some bread crumbs and pan fry.

I would like a crunchy filet without having to drag out the deep fryer.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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I use my wide and 3" deep cast iron pan. I put about 1/4 to 1/2 inch oil. Heat till water drop sizzles and evaporates as soon as you drop in oil (stand back when doing this I learned that the hard way). Fry till nice and brown then using two spatuals turn gently and repeat on other side. Drain on paper.
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Default Re: ISO crunchy fish filets

crunchy my way:

coarse corn meal _but_ also flour - it makes a coherent coating... about 1:2
1-2 tbsp corn starch per "cup" of above mix

(seasonings aside)
>>bread crumbs - if fine fine stuff, acts like flour. panko acts more like coconut in a coating. so you'll need to experiment with what you use as "bread crumbs"

froth an egg white with about 1-2 tsp water

pat the fish filet dry.
pat the fish filet dry.
pat the fish filet dry.
did I mention . . .

eggwhitewash the filet, dredge in coating.

into a pre-heated heavy hot pan . . . heavy in as "holds the heat" for rapid recovery.

too much moisture, too low a fry heat - those are the major no-no's for crisp.
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Andy, I swear by McCormick's "Golden Dipt" Fish and Chips batter mix.

http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums...78&postcount=2

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Default Re: ISO crunchy fish filets

Thank you all.

Peeps - Never thought of the two spatulas and I always break the filet In half.

Chowder and Lee - Some great new directions and mew tastes. I love it.

As I said before, since I am the only one that likes cod, i save it for a special treat.
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