Pan Fried Porgies
3 pounds-Porgies, whole, dressed
1 cup Wondra flour
2 tbsp. Butter
3 tbsp. oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Method of Preparation:
1. Wash and remove excess moisture from fish by patting dry with a paper towel. Place wondra flour into a bowl and coat fish one or two at a time, shake it to coat the fish.
2. Heat oil in a skillet until hot. Place fish in skillet after shaking off excess flour. Adjust heat so that fish fry quickly but do not burn. Using a turner and fork if necessary turn fish when the edges are crisp and brown.
3. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more to brown the second side. Remove cooked fish and place on a paper towel to drain or finish off cooking in the oven until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Immediately run a pat of butter or dab of margarine over each fish and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Serve as soon as possible.