Saturday, August 28, 2010


serves six

3 pounds croaker, cleaned
1 cup yellow cornmeal
11/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup milk
Bacon fat for frying
Lemon wedges for garnish

Wash fish and pat dry. Combine cornmeal and seasonings. Dip fish in milk and then roll in seasoned cornmeal. Place fish in a single layer in hot bacon fat/oil in a 12 inch skillet. Fry at a moderate heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until brown. Turn carefully. Fry 4 to 5 minutes longer or until brown and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with lemon wedges.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Wanchese Fish Company, 2000 Northgate Commerce Parkway, Suffolk, Virginia 23435

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