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Pan-Fried Bass

Yield 4 servings


  • 4 (3/4-pound) dressed freshwater bass
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges

How to Make It

  1. Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water; pat dry. Make a shallow S-shaped cut on each side. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. Combine flour and cornmeal; stir well. Dredge fish in flour mixture.

  3. Heat butter and bacon drippings in a large skillet to 350°. Cook fish 15 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels.

  4. Transfer fish to a warm serving platter; sprinkle with parsley, and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve immediately.

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