Can I fry fish in self rising cornmeal?

Can I fry fish in self rising cornmeal?

Traditionally, Southern fried catfish is breaded in cornmeal. However, you don’t want to use straight ground cornmeal as that can be gritty. Look for finely ground cornmeal, preferably white cornmeal, mixed with a leavening agent such as flour. You can add the flour in yourself or use a self-rising brand like I do.

How do you cook cornmeal fish?

Combine corn meal, flour, chili powder, salt, garlic powder and pepper in shallow bowl or baking pan. In medium bowl, beat egg and water with fork until well blended. Dip fish fillet in corn meal mixture, coating all sides of fillet. Then dip in egg mixture.

Do you have to Dip fish in egg before frying?

For deep-fried fish that’s just as crispy as what you snag from a fish and chips restaurant, dip pieces of fish in a beer batter or several coatings of egg and seasoned flour before frying to a crisp golden brown.

What do I add to plain cornmeal to make it self rising?

How do I make 2 cups of self rising cornmeal mix?

  1. 2 cups cornmeal (finely ground)
  2. 8 tablespoons all purpose flour.
  3. 2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder.
  4. 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt.

Can you use cornmeal to batter fish?

In a shallow bowl, mix together cornmeal and flour. Season with paprika, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture. Fry cod fillets in hot oil until golden brown.

What is the best coating for frying fish?

Bread coating Double coating is probably the most common way to coat fish destined for the frying pan. Add salt and pepper and then dip the fish in flour, after that in a beaten egg, and after that in breadcrumbs. This method is suitable for fish with fragile meat, such as the cod family.

Do you flour fish before you batter it?

Gary says to flour the fish first, then dip it in the batter, as does Simon: but if your batter is thick enough, this shouldn’t be necessary – in fact, when I try it with Rhodes’ recipe, it gives a slightly soggy, thick result that finds favour only with Alex, who seems to have a slightly perverted taste in fried fish.

Can I use regular cornmeal instead of self-rising cornmeal?

Self-Rising Corn Meal Recipe The basic ingredients in any recipe for a self-rising cornmeal substitute are cornmeal, a rising agent and salt. The exact proportions of each ingredient differ by recipe. The difference is that corn flour is usually ground to a much finer texture than cornmeal.

Can you use regular cornmeal instead of self rising?

Cornmeal, a rising agent, and salt are the fundamental components in any recipe for a self-rising cornmeal replacement. One cup cornmeal, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt are used in another recipe. This will yield slightly more than one cup, but use it as one cup of self-rising cornmeal.