- Prep: 15 min
- Cook Time: 8 min
- Total: 23 min
- Serving: 4 Servings
Dipping fish into a buttermilk and Cajun seasoning mixture before frying adds spicy flavor and a crispy crunch to these fish fillets served with sweet peppers.
- 1 pound fresh or frozen (thawed) small fish fillets (such as grouper, catfish, or tilapia), rinsed and patted dry
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup sliced sweet peppers
- Slices of lemon to garnish
- Put the flour into a shallow bowl and set aside.
- Place the buttermilk, egg and seasoning into another shallow bowl and whisk to blend.
- Dip each piece of fish into the buttermilk mixture then dredge in the flour. Place the coated fish into the prepared frying pan and fry for 4 minutes on each side, then transfer to a paper towel-covered plate to drain.
- Place the peppers into a small sauté pan with 1 tablespoon of oil and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Serve the fish topped with the peppers and garnished with the lemon slices.