Spicy Fried Scallops

another fresh seafood idea

Spicy Fried Scallops. Photo by Vanda Lewis

Spicy Fried Scallops. Photo by Vanda Lewis

Almost all seafood can be fried. If you enjoy fried seafood — and most of us do — it can be part of a healthy diet. By regularly limiting the amount of fat and calories in our diet, we can occasionally select and enjoy fried fish and shellfish. As with many other things in life, moderation is the key.

  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups oil
  • lemon wedges (optional)

Place eggs in shallow bowl. Add cayenne, thyme and salt and beat well.

Place flour in another bowl. Dredge scallops in flour and shake to remove excess. Dip into egg mixture.

Deep-fry at 350 F until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon wedges. Serves 3 to 4.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas 

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

 

 

 

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