This is a fish fry based on a cornmeal batter. It is easily adjustable to your tastes, I happen to like fish a little spicy. I eyeballed the spices. I used flounder filets but whiting would work well.
These are my main spices. I also added some Italian breadcrumbs because I thought it might add to the flavor and provide me with enough coating for the amount of fish. You don't have to add it though.
In a deep bowl add your cornmeal, the deeper the better because you will be giving the fish a bit of a shake to fully coat it.
Add in all your dry spices. As you can see I really used a lot of old bay. It's my favorite seasoning for fish.
Whisk up 3 eggs and milk. Plus cayenne pepper and black pepper.
I made a sort of assembly line for the breaking process. Keep one hand for the fish in the egg wash and one hand for the cornmeal mix.
Dip from one bowl to another and get the filets ready to fry. I had the oil heating up while I breaded the fish so that I didn't have to wait to fry.
See all the spices? This is going to be yummy!
Add your fish to the pan, about four filets at a time. You shouldn't over crowd the pan. Fry on one side for about a minute or two, then flip. These cook quickly so watch the pan.
They should no longer be opaque but white on the inside.
Golden and crispy, with a bit of spice. Enjoy while hot with a bit of Tabasco or Siracha :)