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Old 05-05-2020, 09:54 PM   #1
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I’m not a big fan of the pre-mix zatarans fish fry batter. How many use just corn meal & flour? What proportion corn meal to flour is best?
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:04 PM   #2
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Louisiana fish fry, I hate zatarans

Dip fish in egg/buttermilk mix then dip in batter
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:07 PM   #3
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Best ive ever had is called Shore Lunch. Learned about it while hunting in Minnesota but it’s available down here and the best fish batter I’ve ever had.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:14 PM   #4
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Corn meal ,salt and pepper!
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:15 PM   #5
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Louisiana fish fry, I hate zatarans

Dip fish in egg/buttermilk mix then dip in batter
This
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:17 PM   #6
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Dust it w flour and then press the corn meal in. It’s all about trying different strokes Quickest way to find what you like is cook the batch different ways instead of doing the whole mess one way only. All fish don’t cook the same either
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:18 PM   #7
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Corn meal and salt, nothing else needed. Just get the salt right. Always cook a piece and sample it till you get it. 350 degrees till it floats.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:21 PM   #8
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All depends on what you like. I’ve used instant mash potatoes, pancake mix and a few other things...really just depends on what you like in the end.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:26 PM   #9
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So I like my trout coated with yellow mustard then coated with crushed saltine crackers flour salt pepper


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Old 05-05-2020, 10:27 PM   #10
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Louisana blue bag. Any wal mart has it. Great stuff!
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:28 PM   #11
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Colonel Jims fish batter. It is a coarser batter like corn meal. Very good and the whole family loves it. I order it from William Georges in Palestine. It comes in 25 lb bags. I pour it into gallon zip lock bags and keep it in the freezer.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:29 PM   #12
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I use buttermilk dip then roll in Louisiana fish fry mixed with panko bread crumbs. Makes a good crisp batter. Peanut oil or peanut oil mix for frying
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:32 PM   #13
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I use the Louisiana Classic Fry. It’s just cornmeal and flour. I coat my fish with mustard and Louisiana hot sauce, then batter and fry. I occasionally use mustard and Sriracha, and that’s really, really good.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:32 PM   #14
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I like everything I’ve ever tried except zatarans
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:44 PM   #15
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I’m not a big fan of the pre-mix zatarans fish fry batter. How many use just corn meal & flour? What proportion corn meal to flour is best?

I go like 3:1 cornmeal to flour and season to taste.


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Old 05-05-2020, 10:52 PM   #16
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depends on the fish . Catfish I like cornmeal. Other fish I coat in mustard and use Louisiana yellow bag but add a little flour..
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:58 PM   #17
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One sleeve of original or low sodium saltine crackers in the blender. It’s simple, not overpowering, and provides a thin layer of crust.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:07 PM   #18
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I use the Louisiana Classic Fry. It’s just cornmeal and flour. I coat my fish with mustard and Louisiana hot sauce, then batter and fry. I occasionally use mustard and Sriracha, and that’s really, really good.
I do the same except just use straight cornmeal. I mix some hot sauce in yellow mustard, give it a light coat and roll in plain cornmeal.

I had some a buddy cooked that was pretty dang good and he used plain masa.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:14 PM   #19
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Uncle Bucks from Bass Pro is my go-to. Good stuff
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:31 PM   #20
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I have not researched, but was reading that Zararans, Louisiana Fish Fry & Mckormick seasoning sold out to China..... not sure but never the less I just use 3 parts corn meal to 1 part flour & season to taste ( salt, pepper, garlic )
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:53 PM   #21
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I soak it in buttermilk combined with egg, trappy’s jalepeno sauce, and some egg. I then coat it in a 3:1 cornmeal and sifted flour mix. Fry at 350ish
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:16 AM   #22
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DRENCH:

1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk- 1/2 cup beer
Louisiana hot sauce to taste
salt to taste
DREDGE:

1 cup corn flour
1 cup cornmeal
salt to taste
ground cayenne pepper to taste
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:54 AM   #23
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Straight corn meal season to taste egg wash.
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:21 AM   #24
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La. Fish Fry seasoned in the one gallon jugs from Walmart.

La. Chicken Fry for backstrap.
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:41 AM   #25
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Doug Nelsons Fish Fry is outstanding
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:23 AM   #26
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Andy's, better than any other store bought fish fry!
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:34 AM   #27
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I'm probably in the minority but I'm not a cornmeal fan. I prefer finely crushed Ritz crackers. Especially for Trout/redfish.

Dredge in lightly seasoned AP flour, into the egg wash, and dredge in "Ritz flour".
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:16 AM   #28
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Uncle Bucks from Bass Pro is my go-to. Good stuff
Me to except for i use the Uncle Bucks Hot N Spicy batter. Its not hot or spicy to me it just has the right amount of spice added to make it flavorful. Great on alligator and fried squash as well.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:23 AM   #29
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:38 AM   #30
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Someone say fishfry?

The fish are bite-n and there's hogs to be killed, gotta go!
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:39 AM   #31
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Louisiana Blue Bag.

I then add a few more ingredients to make it more zesty, crunch and spicy.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:42 AM   #32
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Corn meal ,salt and ( cayenne )pepper!
shook in a paper sack!
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:56 AM   #33
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Crushed Ritz crackers with a little corn meal mixed in.
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:00 PM   #34
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Andy's, better than any other store bought fish fry!
X2 on Andy's

For me it's Andy's, then Milk/Egg wash, then Panko Crumbs.
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:05 PM   #35
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2 cups corn meal, 1 cup flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt, pepper. Dip in egg/milk wash, batter, fry! Better than anything you can buy!
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:28 PM   #36
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My wife uses Louisiana shrimp fry and cuts it with cornmeal. Think it's 50/50 but not sure. Best catfish on the planet

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Old 05-06-2020, 12:29 PM   #37
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You guys got me hungry now
Time to go fishing
Thanks for the input. I’ve got some experimenting to do
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:54 PM   #38
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Cornmeal (or masa for tamales), add salt and pepper

bathe fish in 2/3 spicy brown mustard, 1/3 hot sauce of any kind. fry at 375 degree.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:02 PM   #39
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Corn meal and salt
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:13 PM   #40
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Panko!! Best stuff I've ever eaten. But it is not seasoned so I add a good amount of Tony C's. Or you can add whatever.

Rinse fish
Coat in flour
Dip in egg/milk
Coat with Panko
Enjoy the crispy goodness

It's a lot of work and I dont do it for big groups, but 6 or less it is my go to.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:17 PM   #41
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^cant believe it went 40 posts before Panko.

All about that crunch ya dig?
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I like my fried fish dusted with cajun seasoning and fried in a 505/50 mix of Uncle Gilbert's and Louisiana Fish fry.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:28 PM   #43
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Andy's Cajon or Red
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One sleeve of original or low sodium saltine crackers in the blender. It’s simple, not overpowering, and provides a thin layer of crust.
This is great and what we do now! We used to be able to buy cracker meal. It is really good on shrimp. Not sure if they just dont sell it anymore or what, but crackers work great.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:36 PM   #45
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Saltine crackers and corn meal mixed 50/50 in a blender with seasoning mixed in to taste. Coat filets in Dijon Mustard then batter with the mix. Never had a complaint from anyone that’s tried it.
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This right here
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #47
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Grew up eating fish fried in cracker meal. Not sure why we ever stopped.

The last batch of fish I cooked i used ‘hot rise’ corn bread mix because there wasn’t anything else in the store. It was fantastic. I added a touch of garlic and onion powder plus salt.


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Old 05-06-2020, 02:14 PM   #48
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This thread has inspired me to thaw out 20 crappie fillets for a fry tonight.

I'm in the straight cornmeal camp. Aunt Jemima Yellow Cornmeal, press the fillets into the cornmeal one at a time and then drop into 375 oil. When the fillets come out of the fryer I hit them with sea salt.
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:02 PM   #49
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Louisiana Spicy + Louisiana lemon + couple dry ranch packets
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Reo spices fish fry or I mix Andy’s red with corn meal.
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