Man in the Kitchen: Salt and Pepper Fried Fish Recipe

Man in the Kitchen: Salt and Pepper Fried Fish Recipe

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Recipe mentioned in the article: “Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?”

Ken’s Salt and Pepper Fried Fish

Ingredients:

1-2 lbs. any white boneless fish
¼ cup of corn starch
Sea salt and ground pepper
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 thinly sliced jalapeno and chopped green onion optional

Method:

  • Chop the fish into 2 x 2 inch chunks
  • Spread corn starch on a wide plate
  • Mix a generous helping of salt and pepper into the starch
  • Roll each chunk of fish in the mixture, coating thoroughly
  • Heat oil to medium high in a wok or large stick-free pan
  • Set each piece of fish in the oil and fry until golden brown on a side
  • Turn carefully with tongs and brown the rest through and through
  • If the kids can stand the heat, sauté the jalapeno and green onion into the mix at the end
  • Sample one piece of the fish. It is done when the fish is crunch on the outside and flaky inside

Serve with white rice or stir-fried ramen noodles in soy sauce and call it Chinese food. Serve with macaroni and cheese and you’ve got fish sticks.

Ken Carlton
Ken Carlton is founder and editor of Food for Marriage, a web magazine for parents who like to read, think and eat! He is the author or ghostwriter of eight books, including the award-winning memoir, THE HUNGER, the story behind Greenwich Village’s celebrity hotspot, The Waverly Inn. Ken wrote the "His Point of View" column for Cosmopolitan and appeared as a dating expert on OPRAH. His television credits include shows on ABC, CBS, HBO and PBS. A New Yorker and Parisian at heart, he has scripted conferences in Paris for CNN and Fortune magazine. Ken and his wife, a professor, split their time between Brooklyn, NY and Chicago.

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