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Fried whiting fish recipe on white plate

Pan Fried Whiting Fish

This pan fried whiting fish is a southern classic that is never a disappointment. This recipe works for many reasons: it is extremely easy to prepare. It is gluten-free. It is incredibly delicious. And fries well in minutes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Haitian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 161kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pk. Whiting fish
  • vegetable oil for frying Peanut will also work as well


  • In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, cayenne pepper, all-purpose flour, salt and pepper to taste, and basil. Mix well and set aside.
    Wash and lightly season the fish with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    Coat each fish one by one and set aside on a plate. Then fry the fish in small batches for 5 minutes per side. Repeat the steps with the remaining fish.
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  • Serve warm and enjoy! 
    Fried whiting fish recipe on white plate



This recipe was first published on November 6, 2018. It is now being republished with new pictures and the garlic powder is not included in this version. 

Pan-Fried Whiting Fish Recipe Notes: 

  • Although the garlic powder is not included in this republished version, please feel free to include it to fit suit your taste. 
  • This recipe works well for tilapia as well. 


Serving: 6People | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg