Crispy Fried Fish Fillets with Creole Sauce

Crispy Fried Fish Fillets with Creole Sauce

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

CREOLE SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced, seeded fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh okra (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

FISH FILLETS

  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil, for deep frying
  • 2/3 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 (5-6 oz.) cod or other firm white fish fillets

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT 1/4 cup oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook and stir until tender. Add tomatoes, okra, thyme, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. Keep warm.
  • HEAT 2 to 3 inches oil in deep saucepan or deep fryer to 365ºF.
  • COMBINE flour, water, eggs, baking powder, salt, onion powder and cayenne pepper in medium bowl. Mix until smooth. Dip fish fillets in batter. Let excess drip off.
  • FRY a few fillets at a time in hot oil 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with Creole Sauce.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/6 of recipe), Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 230), Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 950mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g), Protein 30g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.