Cajun Fried Whole Porgy Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 fresh whole porgies (scup), about 1 pounds each
  • 1-2 eggs, beaten to mixture
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or fresh cracker meal
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for frying
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (Extremely spicy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • Parsley (for garnish)
How to cook Cajun Fried Whole Porgy:
  • Clean and scale whole fish, remove heads.
  • Season flour to taste with seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  • Pat fish dry and coat lightly with flour mixture.
  • Dip in beaten egg mixture and let egg drip off.
  • Roll into plain bread crumbs or fresh cracker meal.
  • Fry in olive oil until brown and sprinkle with additional cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Garnish the Cajun Fried Whole Porgy with parsley and serve hot immediately.


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


Porgy, also known as scup, is a lean fish with a coarse texture and delicate flavor, consisting of a large family of fish found in temperate and tropical waters all over the world.

This recipe for Cajun Fried Whole Porgy serves/makes: 4 servings

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

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

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