Free Recipe Basic Deep-Fried Fish (Whole)

Recipe Type: Free Fish Recipes
Recipe Preparation: cook
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Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Basic Deep-Fried Fish (Whole) Recipe

Fish: allow abour 1/2 pound
-per serving
Coating (see instructions)

Basic Deep-Fried Fish (Whole) Preparation

1. Have fish cleaned and scaled, but left whole. Wash; then dry well with paper toweling. Score on each side with 3 diagonal slashes. Rub lightly with salt. 2. Cover fish with any of the coatings indicated below. 3. Heat oil. (Use enough to cover fish completely.) Add fish and deep-fry until done, 8 to 15 minutes, depending on size. (Allow about 1 minute on each side over high heat, about 4 minutes on each side over medium heat, and about 1 minute on each side over high heat again.) Drain on paper toweling. 4. Serve hot with a Sweet-and-Pungent Sauce or a Five Willow Sauce , a soy sauce dip or Basic Pepper-Salt Mix (see recipes). COATINGS FOR DEEP-FRIED FISH (WHOLE): 1. Dredge fish in cornstarch to coat. 2. Dip fish in beated egg. Dredge in flour to coat. 3. Coat fish with a paste made of 3 tablespoons each of cornstarch and flour, and sherry to thin. 4. Coat fish with a batter made of 1 egg, lightly beaten, and 5 tablespoons flour. 5. Omit salt. Coat fish with a batter made as follows: combine 4 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt; then add 1 egg, lightly beaten, and 1 tablespoon oil or lard. From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen’s MM Recipe Archive, .

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