Easy Battered Cod
Extra light olive oil or canola oil
lb cod fillets (make sure they are boneless)
tsp toasted sesame seeds
In a large skillet, add oil to about 1/4 inch depth. Turn the burner on to just below medium and heat the oil.
Rinse the cod fillets and set aside. Stir together the flour, Cajun seasoning, salt and sesame seeds. Place on a large plate or a large flat-bottomed bowl. Put the egg in a second bowl or plate.
Dredge each cod fillet in flour, then egg, then flour again. Repeat until all of the fillets are coated. Add to the hot oil. Cook until golden on both sides, and opaque throughout inside (about 10 minutes total).
- Serve this battered, fried cod with tartar sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice.
More About This Recipe
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