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Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Fried Fish with Dill Tartar Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Dill Tartar Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise (I prefer Duke's)

2 to 3 tablespoons chopped dill pickles 

1 tablespoon capers 

1 tablespoon lemon juice 

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 

1 teaspoon sugar 

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Fried Fish:

Canola oil, for frying

6 whiting fish fillets 

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 

1/2 cup cornmeal 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 

Juice of 1 lemon 

Directions

  1. For the dill tartar sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, pickles, capers, lemon juice, dill and sugar in a bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
  2. For the fried fish: Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet (I use cast iron) on medium heat until the oil reaches about 375 degrees F.
  3. Clean the fish with cold water and dry just a tad; the fish should be a little wet to help the cornmeal mixture stick to it. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the fish. Add the cornmeal and flour to a paper bag. Sprinkle in the Cajun seasoning. Add the fish to the flour mixture and coat each piece evenly. Transfer the breaded fish to a plate or cutting board.
  4. Lay the fish into the oil in batches and fry until they start to float and are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Rest them on a rack to let the extra oil run off. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top. Serve with the tartar sauce.