I love to eat healthy, but every once in a while, fried foods tempt me! With that said, I decided to find a way to make them a little better for me. Last night, I made fried mahi with steamed green beans and wild rice.
Instead of using regular bread crumbs, I ground up oats and spices to create my own. This helped eliminate the processed ingredients that bread crumbs contain. Frying the mahi in coconut oil also helped with getting in a dose of healthy fats, while avoiding trans-fat that are found in oil or butter. Here’s what you’ll need:
1/3 cup oats
Pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 mahi filets (you can use your favorite fish)
Place the oats, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning in a food processor and pulse until ground into a fine powder. Transfer the mixture onto a plate (these will be your bread crumbs).
Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk until separated. Next, put the flour on a plate and line up your ingredients in this order: flour, egg, bread crumbs.
Take the mahi filet, coat one with flour, then the egg, and then the bread crumb mixture. Repeat this same process for the second filet.
Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to a large frying pan. Put the heat on medium-high until the coconut oil becomes hot enough for frying.
Place the mahi filets into the pan and let each side fry for 3-4 minutes. Each side will turn a golden brown once finished.