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Southern Fried Whiting Recipe

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds of whiting
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon pepper DIVIDED
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder DIVIDED
  • 2 cups of corn masa harina gluten free or corn meal mix (corn meal mix is NOT gluten free)
  • canola oil or other neutral oil for frying


  • Mix the lemon pepper and garlic together and divide the seasoning in half. Season the fish with half of the seasoning and add the rest of the seasoning to the masa harina. Shake the corn masa to mix.
  • Add the fish to the corn masa and shake to coat
  • Heat the oil to 365 degrees
  • Shake the excess corn masa from the fish and fry the fish for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown
  • Drain the fish on a rack