It’s summer. I hope you’ve been able to go fishing!
What could be better than fresh-caught fish, sizzling over an open fire? The next best thing would probably be that same fresh-caught fish sizzling over your kitchen stove.
It’s the batter that “makes” the fish fillet, and our batter is the BEST! It’s also quite unique; I bet y’all have never used batter like this. Once your family tastes it, you’ll never make any other kind.
1 pound fish fillets, whatever kind your family likes best. Be sure the fillets are completely thawed.
2 cups pancake mix (Not baking mix – PANCAKE mix)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5-ounce jar of any Texas Pepper Jelly – alternate until you’ve tried them all!
Oil for frying
What to do:
Put the pepper jelly in a shallow bowl; put the fillets in there and let them stand for about fifteen minutes. Be sure the fillets are covered with pepper jelly.
One at a time, remove the fillets from the bowl of pepper jelly and coat with pancake mix. Sprinkle with pepper.
In a large deep skillet, heat about a quarter inch of oil and fry the fish for just 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Drain thoroughly.
The pepper jelly will give your fish fillets a flavor like none other – absolutely delicious!
(After you’ve marinated all the fish, discard the pepper jelly.)