For the Hush Puppy:
For the fish:
For the sauce:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine cornmeal mix, scallions, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk together beer, buttermilk and egg; stir into cornmeal mixture and set aside.
Heat 1/4 cup canola oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet until almost smoking.
Dredge each fish piece in fish-fry mix, then fry, on only one side, about 2 minutes.
Pour hush puppy batter over the fish in skillet.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake until hush puppy is golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes, then loosen edges with a knife. Invert onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve with ketchup tartar sauce.
~Adapted from Cuisine at Home