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Monday, January 26, 2009

Deep Fried Cajun Tilapia

Judy at Patchwork Times is having a giveaway and I really want to win her prize. As soon as I read her post I knew I had to get hubby to cook his blackened cajun salmon. (His hunting club friend had given me a recipe for cajun spice mix and this is the only cajun thing I have ever tasted.) Only thing is, salmon is very expensive right now and I am very frugal. So I had to come up with a new plan.

Hubby has recently decided he likes to cook and I like it that he likes to cook. He had just bought a Fry Baby to deep fry his fish. He has become a master fish cooker. Almost as good as Skipper's, our favorite fish place. So tonight, I made up his coating mix and he fried our dinner. Deep Fried Cajun Tilapia and salad. One balances the other in my mind.

I mixed up equal parts pancake mix and flour and added some of my cajun spice mix until it smelled good. (I don't measure, I dump, then smell. If it smells right then I continue.) Then I mixed up an egg with some milk. He did the good ole dry, wet, dry dip method and fried up our fish. You need to have 2 dishes for the dry so your first dish doesn't get too ookey.

And as you can see, I have a pretty good mess to clean up. It was worth it, dinner was very good. Wonder what I can get him to cook tomorrow..........


Peggy said...

That fish looks so good. I am going to try that next time we cook fish. I will us filet of bluegil or stripes, because that is what we have in the freezer. I also cook by smell, but also feel and looks. That was the way I was taught at a young age.

Sue said...

I wonder if any of us girls own a set of measuring things... I think I do, somewhere, or maybe I gave them to Bob's girlfriend... she measures everything. I do have a couple of pyrex measuring pitchers, but they are buried in a cupboard somewhere. Whenever one of the kids calls for "instructions" they get guesstimates.... they know their mom though and understand LOL

Fish is lookin' good Ern... when do I get invited for a fish fry???
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

These fry are so tasty but full of harmful things for health.