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Crispy Oven-Fried Fish Bites

Crispy Oven-Fried Fish Bites

1 lb. fish (catfish, red snapper, or your favorite), cut into bite-size pieces
1 c. jalapeno mustard
1 (8-oz.) container fresh pico de gallo
Salt/red/black pepper
2 c. corn meal or fish fry
1 c. panko bread crumbs
Fresh lemon wedges
Catsup, Cocktail Sauce, Tartar Sauce, your choice for dipping

  1. Season fish with salt/red/black pepper and place in large zip-lock bag.
  2. Combine the mustard and pico.
  3. Pour the mustard mixture over fish. Seal bag and massage bag to get the mustard mixture to coat fish. Refrigerate over night or for 2-4 hours.
  4. Mix the corn meal or fish fry with panko bread crumbs and place in another zip lock bag.
  5. Take a large rimmed baking sheet and spray with PAM. Place a wire rack inside the baking sheet and spray with PAM.
  6. Drain the fish in colander.
  7. Place fish into the cornmeal mixture and shake to coat the fish.
  8. Place fish on wire rack, leaving space between the pieces.
  9. Preheat oven 400.
  10. Place pan in oven and after 15-20 minutes, flip the fish pieces.
  11. Cook another 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  12. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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