Total 45 mins, includes cooling time
Active 35 mins
Makes 6 servings
You can’t have soul food without some good music and friends, so throw on some of your favorite tunes, and invite over your friends and family because you’ve fried up some amazingly light and crispy fish. Add your tartar sauce if you’ve got it, maybe some hush puppies, or just some sliced wheat bread and enjoy.
TIP: If reusing oil from previously fried chicken, here’s how to do it safely: once you’ve finished frying, let the oil cool. When it’s reached a safe temperature, use a utensil to remove any large pieces of batter that might be left over.
Place a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth (even better if you use both) over the container you plan to store the oil in and strain the oil. Be careful when pouring, as there might be larger pieces of debris at the bottom of the fryer. Discard those separately.