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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Neapolitan Fish Fry (Fritto Misto)

Neapolitan Fish fry (Fritto Misto)
Neapolitan people love their fried seafood and veggies! Like all other poor areas of the world they have taken what they've got at hand, in this case seafood and vegetables, and turned them in to a feast fit for a king! I do believe that poor people make the best food and this dish proves it!
2 pounds of seafood (squid, shrimp, fish fillets, octopus, etc....)
cut, peeled, deveined, or whatever else needs to be done. Costco has an assortment of seafood fresh and frozen.
2 lemons cut into slices and seeds removed
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
sea salt
canola oil for frying
2 small zucchini cut into 2 inch by 1/4 inch sticks
More lemon wedges to serve the food with
Set your oven temp to 200
Place oil in a fry daddy or cast iron dutch oven and heat up to 375 (It needs to stay at this temp so you need a fry daddy or a deep fry thermometer)
Have a pan lined with paper towels set up next to the fry daddy
Dry off and salt your seafood liberally and set aside.
Add the seafood and veggies and lemon wedges to the flour and toss shaking off any excess
Drop these in a few at a time (do not over crowd) and fry for about 3 minutes turning a few times
Remove with a slotted spoon and place on the pan with the paper towels
Salt the food and then place the pan in the middle of the oven to stay warm while you fry the rest
Always allow the heat to get back up in between each batch or else you will have greasy fried foods, not light and crispy.

Serve with lot's of lemon wedges and white wine!

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