A little Fried Cod, and a Whole Lot of Love

February 19, 2012

in Headliners, Sound Bites

This past weekend was our big President’s Day celebration. Love was in the air, roses were on the table, and the frying pan was hopping. It was a dream come true. At least to the Big Man’s way of thinking. You see, he’s been indulging in a few of his favorite fantasies lately. No matter what time I come down stairs in the morning, there he is, surfing the back allies of the internet, searching for it. It’s a siren call only he can hear, and there’s no website too seedy for him to venture into in his quest for fulfillment.

So I did what any good future-first wife would do. I checked his internet history inquired as to his heart’s desire. And into the dark he whispered: Chesapeake Bay Seafood House’s Fried Cod.

Unfortunately for him, we live on the outskirts of the wilds of Maine at the moment. Not exactly within fresh-catch shipping distance of the Chesapeake Bay. Also? The Seafood House has gone out of business. Completely. Not even an internet site left to it’s name.

Fortunately, the Big Man knew an internet site that knew a guy who knew a guy. And he had me. And between the two of us? I came up with this:

Fried Lemon-Pepper Cod
Dish: Entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Feeds: 4
Similar to the beloved Chesapeake Bay Seafood House's fried cod entree of yesteryear.
  • 1lb Filet of Cod
  • 1c Flour
  • 3Tbsp Lemon-Pepper Seasoning
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Tbsp Cold Water
  • Canola Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  1. Cut cod filet into 4 individual portions.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, lemon-pepper seasoning, and sea salt to taste.
  3. In a smaller bowl beat together egg whites and cold water until just combined.
  4. Dip a cod piece in the egg mixture, then coat in flour mixture, then dip again into the egg mixture and repeat coating in the flour mixture. Set aside, and repeat with remaining pieces of cod.
  5. Heat oil,1inch-deep, in a large frying pan on medium, until it a drop of water sizzles when dropped on the surface.
  6. Fry cod in oil, making sure none of the pieces touch, for 10minutes, flipping piece over half way through.
  7. Remove from oil, place on paper towel to drain.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.
Don't put the oil on to heat first. Unless you enjoy the taste of burnt oil. And a visit from your local fire department.



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