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Spicy Fried Striped Bass


  • 1 ½ pounds striped bass fillets, skinless, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil for frying
  • salt

Prepare Spicy Seasoning and set aside.

In a shallow bowl mix Tabasco, egg and milk. Lightly salt fish.  Dip in egg mixture, then sprinkle with seasoning mix.

Pan-fry fish in ¼-inch of hot oil until golden brown for about 3 minutes on each side, cooking until done.

Spicy Seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

In a shallow dish combine garlic, cayenne, pepper, thyme, oregano and basil.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  MM2


Striped bass are anadromous, meaning they are mostly in the ocean as adults and then migrate to freshwater to spawn.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist