Most of us prefer our fish fresh as opposed to frozen. However, if you have fish in the freezer and your looking for a tasty way to prep it, here is a great and simple way to serve it–fried in cornmeal.
For tartar sauce
o 1 cup mayonnaise
o 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion, I use sweet Vidalia
o 1 tablespoon sweet relish
o 1 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal (not coarse)
o 3/4 teaspoon salt
o 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
o 2 eggs
o 1/4 cup milk
o 4 fish fillets
o 3/4 cup vegetable oil
Make tartar sauce
Pulse all tartar sauce ingredients in a blender or by hand which ever suits you. I do it by hand because I like it a little chunky.
Stir together cornmeal, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a shallow bowl.
Lightly beat eggs and milk together in another shallow bowl.
Pat fish dry and dip fillets, one at a time, in the egg mixture. Dredge in cornmeal until evenly coated.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot but not smoking. Fry fillets two at a time, turning over once until golden and just cooked through (two to three minutes per side depending on thickness). Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Serve fish with tartar sauce and lemon.