Fried White Perch
Fried White Perch ~ Fresh caught White perch battered in yellow cornmeal, salt and pepper then deep-fried until crispy golden brown. Taught by River Folks!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
- 4 cups peanut oil for frying
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 pounds white perch 6-8, cleaned, beheaded and gutted
Heat oil in a deep fryer or large skillet over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.
In a paper bag, pour in cornmeal, and season with salt and pepper. Working in batches, dredge fish in cornmeal mixture. Roll the fish around shaking off excess.
Gently place 2 fish at a time in the hot oil, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through; about 5 minutes. Lay the fried fish on a serving platter lined with paper bags or paper towels to drain. Repeat and serve.
Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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