What I have noticed, is that Save A Lot and Aldi have great fish sales. I can purchase a pound of fish starting at $2.99. In fact, Winn Dixie has Swai fillets for that price right now. If you haven't tasted this heavenly morsel, you must! This fish has no fishy flavor and its pillow light texture is heavenly!
As I started purchasing these fish sales, I noticed boxes of pancake mix from my food pantry. At one time I purchased a batter breading that was full in flavor. I wondered if I could produce those same results with pancake batter and save a few pennies. Heck, a few pennies saved can get a $5 movie pass on special weeknights at the theater. Well, lo and behold I came up with the following. You are going to love this.
1 pd. fish fillets
1 cup pancake batter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
oil for frying
Pat fish fillets dry with paper towel. Those frozen fillets hold lots of water. In a bowl, mix batter, egg, milk, seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix well so no lumps remain. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large fry pan on med./low. Dip fish fillets in batter and immediately place in oil. Fry on each side approximately 5 minutes.