Bacon Fried Bass


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.



One thought on “Bacon Fried Bass

  1. OMG!!!!!! I had the pleasure of eating this dinner, with this wonderful young lady and her family. Best fish dinner I have ever had, very tender, tasty, flaky, and delicious. Thank you Allison……..


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