Cook Up That Red Snapper You Caught: DEEP FRIED GULF RED SNAPPER

• Red Snapper Fillets (as many as you want)
• 2 boxes Zataran’s Fish Fry
• 1 gallon peanut oil
• 2 bottles of Louisiana Hot Sauce

This is a simple way to fry fish, but if you use fresh caught snapper/grouper or similar fish, you won’t want to eat it any other way!

Trim all red meat from fillets, and cut into finger-like pieces. Place the pieces of fish in a glass bowl or container and pour the hot sauce over the fish. Put in the refrigerator while you heat up the oil and drink a couple cold beers.

Heat oil in large iron or stainless pot on outdoor cooker. Heat oil to 350°F. (Wait until the oil stabilizes at 350°F before attempting to fry.)
Pour Zataran’s fish fry in to gallon sized Zip-Loc Bag. Drop 5 or six pieces of fish into bag and shake to coat.

Drop fillets in hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes or until the pieces float. Remove and place on a plate with paper towels – eat while hot!