Fried Marlin Nuggets

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Oxmoor House


4 pounds marlin fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups buttermilk
3 cups cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons celery salt
2 teaspoons onion salt
Peanut oil
Commercial cocktail sauce (optional)


Soak marlin cubes in buttermilk in a shallow baking dish 30 minutes.

Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and seasonings in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix well. Place several marlin cubes in bag; shake well. Drop coated marlin into deep, hot oil (375°). Fry 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain well. Repeat procedure with remaining marlin. Serve with cocktail sauce, if desired.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1985
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