Fried Eel

Save Recipe
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Pan-Fried Flounder

Unagi Roll (Broiled fresh water Eel)

Fried Fish

Fried Catfish

Smoked Eel, Smoked Sturgeon, and Choupique Caviar Salad with Dilled Buttermilk Dressing

Pan Fried Fish

Pan Fried Fish

Fried Fluke Po'boys