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Fried Grouper Sandwich

Fried Grouper SandwichRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (6-ounce) Florida grouper fillets
2 large Florida eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
Corn meal for dredging the fish
Vegetable oil for deep-frying the fish
Florida leaf lettuce
2 Florida tomatoes, sliced thin
8 soft sandwich rolls, split

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat together eggs, salt and cayenne in a shallow dish.
  2. Place flour mixture and cornmeal in separate shallow dishes.
  3. Dredge each fillet in flour mixture and dip in egg wash. Dredge fillets in cornmeal last.
  4. In a deep fry pan, heat 1-inch of the oil to 375°F (190°C) on a deep-fat thermometer. Fry the fillets in batches for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer fillets to paper towels to drain.
  5. To serve, layer the lettuce, tomatoes, and fillets on the sandwich rolls.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 487; Calories From Fat: 279; Total Fat: 31g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 108mg; Total Carbs: 43g; Protein: 9g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.