This recipe can be used on any white fish, but I happened to get a big batch of freshwater white bass that my dad caught last week and I had to play around with how to cook it! Serve this up with some grilled veggies, Coconut Fried Kale and Baked Hash Browns and you have a good home-cooking meal that no one will suspect is following a “weird fad diet!”
Bacon Fried Bass
Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 7 minutes
Yield: Varies depending on fish size
Bass filets, small enough to fit on stove pan
Bacon grease to melt on the stove
Spices: 1 part cayenne pepper to 2 parts chili powder and paprika
Pinch of sea salt
1. Melt a good amount (2-3 tbsp) of bacon grease in a pan on the stove. Allow it to sit for 2 minutes so it reaches a high temperature.
2. Place filet(s) in the bacon grease, as many as you can fit and still flip in the pan. Be careful as the grease will splash.
3. Sprinkle spices on top of each filet. When sides of the fish turn white, flip to cook on the other side.
4. Flip every 30 seconds or so until it begins to flake, indicating that it is cooked through. Remove from the heat. If you have more filets to cook, add more bacon grease as needed and repeat steps 2 & 3. Divide and serve once completed.