I can’t believe how easy it is to make fried battered swai filet. The lady at Lotte Market in Orlando was frying some swai filet for food sampling. My kids like eating these. My toddler hates eating fish, but this was the only exception so far.
(Pictorial recipe documented March 15, 2019.)
- Total prep and cook time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 4-6
- 3 swai filets
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp Morton’s Nature Seasoning*
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
Notes: I sometimes substitute the Morton’s Nature Seasoning with 1/2 Tablespoon of sea salt or pink salt, 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
1. Cut swai filets into 3-inch pieces. Beat egg into a small bowl. Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour with one tablespoon of Morton’s Nature Seasoning and black pepper to taste.
2. Dip the filet into the beaten egg yolks.
3. Roll the coated filet with egg into the all-purpose flour mixture.
4. Heat up skillet with at least 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
5. Pan fry the battered swai filet on medium heat (#6 setting) for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden crisp.
Note: I drizzle the beaten egg mixture on top at the end if there’s any leftover. Enjoy!
Behind the scene:
Little Ethan was so upset when I told him he can’t help me put the filet into the hot frying pan.