Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings


  • 4 - 6 swai fillets (or striped pangasius sea, bass, tilapia, red snapper, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • Canola or vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Lemon wedges to serve
How to cook Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets:
  • Mix seasonings into a small bowl, divide. Rinse fish fillets in cold water, pat dry. Cut fish into 1/2 inch strips.
  • Place fish on flat surface to season. Season the fish on one side with half of the seasonings.
  • Lightly toss seasoned fish so the seasoning is evenly distributed. Add beaten egg, hot sauce and mustard to fish. Mix lightly and set aside.
  • Add corn meal and flour (corn flour) to a brown paper bag or freezer bag season with remaining seasonings shake to mix up.
  • Heat oil to 350°F (175°C) using a cooking thermometer if you don’t own one then take a little bit of corn flour, drop it in the oil, if the corn flour starts to fry quickly and floats to the top, the oil is ready.
  • Once the oil is ready place a few strips fish at a time of fish into corn flour and shake well to coat.
  • Shake loose excess corn flour as you lift fish out to place in fryer.
  • Fry fish 7-8 minutes depending on your preference, I love my fish a littler darker and crunchier so 8 minutes guarantees me that perfect texture.
  • Add enough fish to cover a surface area of pan only (don’t over fill or fish will not fry evenly). Stir fish occasionally to help the fish to fry evenly.
  • Lift fish out with strainer and place on paper towel to assist with draining.
  • Serve the deep fried swai fillets lemon wedges.
  • It’s time to eat, and don’t forget the Tabasco!
Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets recipe
Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets recipe


Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 8 mins

The Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets recipe is simple to cook and very tasty too!

This recipe for Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Creole Deep Fried Swai Fillets recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)
Cuisine: Creole (more Creole recipes)

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