Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (11) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: voelkels Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 55997  
Subject: Re: Pan-fried flounder Date: 10/9/2012 7:32 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 2
“Any ideas why fish was so soggy?”

It's usually a sign that the fat (not the pan) wasn't hot enough when you put the food in.

I gotta agree with Phil, me. The oil wasn’t hot enough or, if it was when you first added the fish, its temperature dropped too much. Down here in S.E. Loosiana, most of the seafood restaurants use corn flour or fine cornmeal to coat their fish filets (usually catfish) and peanut oil for frying because it has a fairly high smoke point. The oil is heated to 375 degrees F and only 1 or 2 pieces of fish are cooked at a time so that the oil’s temperature never drops below 350 degrees. The fish comes out with a crisp greaseless coating and a moist but not soggy interior.

C..V. - and fur home cookin, a deep cast iron skillet be best, yes
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (11) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Does Greece Want to Leave Eurozone?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.