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Fried Fish Fingers With Creole Tartar Sauce

Fried Fish Fingers With Creole Tartar Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pound puppy drum, trout or redfish
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 recipe Creole Tartar sauce


  • Preheat the oil in a large cast iron or heavy bottom pot, over medium heat.

    Cut the fillets, horizontally into strips, 1/2-inch thick. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Combine the flours and season with salt and pepper. Dredge each piece of fish in the flour, coating completely. Dip each piece in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off. Dredge the fish for a second time in the flour, coating completely. Fry the fish in batches until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.

    Season with salt and pepper. Serve the fish with lemon halves and Creole Tartar sauce. Garnish with parsley.