Southern Fried Fish

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Southern Fried Fish

2 pounds white fish*

Salt and pepper

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup hot sauce

2 cups South Your Mouth Fish Fry

Heat a minimum of 4 inches of oil in a deep skillet or wide pan to 350 degrees (medium-high heat).  Season fish with salt and pepper.  In a medium bowl mix buttermilk and hot sauce.  Dip fish, one piece at a time, in buttermilk mixture and shake off all excess liquid. Dredge fish in fish fry and immediately add to hot oil. Cook until golden brown and remove to a plate or pan lined with paper towels.

South Your Mouth Fish Fry

1 1/2 cups medium ground cornmeal**

1/2 cup flour

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 teaspoons paprika

Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container.  Use for frying fish or shellfish.

*Use any flaky, white fish (crappy, bream, catfish, tilapia, flounder, etc.).  I actually used swai fillets.  I had no idea what swai was but it was only a few bucks for a 2-pound package at Aldi so I thought... meh? If you like catfish, you will LOVE swai.  I found it to be almost identical to catfish sans the musky taste.  Plus is wicked cheap.  Holla!

**If using self-rising cornmeal, increase amount to 2 cups and omit flour.