southern fried whiting fish on plate with greens and potato salad
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Southern Fried Whiting Fish

This recipe for pan-fried southern fried whiting fish is crispy and tender. The layers of seasoning are simple with a good depth of flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, seafood
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Ty


  • 2 lb whiting fillets 6-8 fillets
  • 1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • canola oil for frying


  • In a small bowl blend together lemon pepper, salt, dried dill, garlic powder, and black pepper. Pat the whiting fillets dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the fillets with a third of the seasoning. Mix the remaining spice into the flour.
  • Dredge the seasoned fish in the seasoned flour and set it on a tray to rest while the oil heats.
  • Heat about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of canola oil in a cast-iron skillet to 325 degrees. Pan-fry the fish on both sides until golden and crispy. Adjust the temperature to maintain 325 as needed. Drain the fish on paper towels or a wire rack. Serve hot with lemon wedges and Erik’s Remoulade Sauce!


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 3mg