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Mom's Fried Fish Recipe

Mom's Fried Fish Recipe

Our family has an annual fish fry that centers around my mom's recipe. I think she makes the finest fried fish around. It's flaky and flavorful with a golden cracker-crumb coating, and her homemade tartar sauce is a fitting complement.—Julie Jahnke, Green Lake, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltines (about 45 crackers)
  • 2 pounds whitefish fillets, cut in half lengthwise
  • Oil for frying
  • TARTAR SAUCE:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

Directions

  • 1. Place eggs and cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip fillets into eggs, then coat with crumbs. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 2 minutes on each side or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the tartar sauce ingredients. Serve with fish. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.