Fried grouper steak is a fried fish recipe that makes use of grouper steak. We refer to the cut of medium to large fish as steak when the fish is sliced crosswise with thickness about 1/2 to 1 inch and includes the bone. This is the opposite of fillet wherein the fish is cut lengthwise on both sides, leaving the bones in the middle.
This fried grouper steak recipe is a very easy to follow. Unlike the traditional fried fish where the fish slices are fried right after rubbing with salt, we are dredging the fish steaks in flour and cornstarch for 2 reasons: to avoid the oil from splattering and to give the fish a crisp texture on the outside. The flour absorbs the liquid that comes out of the fish. This prevents water the from the fish to have a direct contact with hot oil. You know what happens when hot oil gets in contact with water. Cornstarch is known to give fried dishes a crisp texture. This is the main reason why we are using it for this recipe.
Try this Fried Grouper Steak Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 2 lbs grouper steak (medium to large cut)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup cooking oil
- Rub salt and pepper on the grouper steaks. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
- combine flour and cornstarch in a wide deep plate. Mix well.
- Lightly dust the grouper steak with the flour and cornstarch mixture. Make sure that both sides are coated.
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
- Fry both sides of the grouper steak in medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until the color turns golden brown.
- Arrange the fried grouper steak in a plate line with paper towels. This will help absorb excess oil.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!