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Southwestern Fried Perch

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare perch. Taco seasoning and cornmeal make the coating zesty and unique.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 pound lake perch fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • Place taco seasoning in a large resealable bag; add perch fillets, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. Combine cornmeal and flour in another shallow bowl. Dip fillets in egg, then coat with cornmeal mixture. Place in a single layer on a plate; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
3 piece: 326 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 705mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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