Cajun Fried Eel Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh eel, cleaned and skinned, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup blended oil
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 teaspoons salt
How to cook Cajun Fried Eel:
  • Wash the pieces of eel thoroughly under cold running water.
  • Place the pieces of eel in vinegar and let it soak for an hour to lose some of its fat.
  • Rinse well under cold running water, drain it well.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, seasonings, oil, garlic, onion, and pepper.
  • Add the eel to this mixture and then marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Dredge the marinated eel in flour.
  • In a saute pan over medium heat, sear the eel until golden brown, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and cook until reduced by half.
  • Add the butter and cook until it melts and browns slightly.
  • Divide the Cajun Fried Eel on serving plates and top with the butter sauce.


The Cajun Fried Eel is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

How to skin Eel:

The eel needs to be skinned, usually accomplished by putting the head on a hook or nail, cutting the skin around the neck area and peeling the skin back inside out towards the tail, like taking off a sock. washed it thoroughly in cold clean water. Wipe the fish from the entrails and cut into slices.

This recipe for Cajun Fried Eel serves/makes: 4 servings

The Cajun Fried Eel recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Eel (more Eel recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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