When I travel I try to encourage Hubby and T to cook dinner at home while I’m away. I used to buy food and have a menu planned for them, but they did not really go along with that program. Now I just encourage them to just make their own menu plan and go shopping. Luckily T is a great grocery shopper after going with me to the store for so many years. They tend to grill a lot of things while I’m gone, but on one of my most recent absences Hubby bought himself a propane fish cooker at Bass Pro Shop (Hubby would live there if he could I think). Now while I love a good fish fry (my dad makes the best fried fish) and I love hush puppies, that was the entire meal for Hubby and T one night. Ack – I told him to add veggies next time. His reply, “ok I will fry up some veggies too”. Men!
For the fish Hubby was frying crappie (no, not bad – the fish called crappie) that he caught up at Mark Twain Lake. I think this may have been the first time Hubby has fried fish actually. He used peanut oil in his propane fish cooker, heated to about 350° F. To bread the fish he used Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri exactly as directed on the package. Just put the coating in a bag and drop the fish pieces in and toss around. Then fry. Drain on paper towels. They both really enjoyed the fish. I was not here so I will take their word for it, but I’m sure it still will not be as good as my dad’s fish.
Do you deep fry foods at home? Have you tried any of the items Hubby made?
Disclosure: NONE – these are all items we just bought on our own and are sharing our results with you.
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