Good Ol Fashion Fish Fry

We are surrounded by water down here in South Alabama. It is a sportsman's dream. It has also been my Daddy's dream to ring my husband pick him up in his Toyata and drive to the river. 

Last weekend they came back with a bucket "brimming" over in brim. I know, I am not funny. In total they had 13 fat little fish. 

Seriously, can you get much cheaper than catching it yourself? But I have not experience frying up fish, so my husband had to lead the way. 

What you'll need:

Canola oil - we also used coconut oil, which is expensive, but can be purchased here and here

Fish cleaned and rinsed. (Google it. I can't tell you how to do it.)

2 cups cornmeal

Various seasons and spices.

Cast iron skillet or skillet with high walls. 

Pour enough oil in to your skillet to fully submerge the fish. Heat up oil slowly to a medium heat. 

Mix your cornmeal and spices in a bowl or casserole dish.

Place the fish in the dish with the cornmeal and coat fish. You will need to make sure it is thoroughly coated or it will turn out gummy and gross. Place the fish in the hot oil and let fry until the fish floats to the top. Make sure not to crowd the oil. 

Sweet Potato "Fries"

Since we were having something as unhealthy as fried fish. I decided to make healthy baked sweet potato "fries."

What you'll need:

2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut in to strips

Cooking spray 


Peel your potatoes and cut them in strips. 

 Place on a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake on 350 for about 20-30 minutes.