Fried Eel

Total Time:
1 hr 32 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • 1 (1-pound) eel
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dredging
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup blended oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine (recommended: Chablis)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
Directions

Clean and skin the eel, and then cut it into chunks. In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, seasonings, oil, garlic, onion, and pepper. Add the eel to this mixture and then marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Dredge the marinated eel in flour. In a saute pan over medium heat, sear the eel until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add the white wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the butter and cook until it melts and browns slightly. Divide the eel among 4 serving plates and top with the butter sauce.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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