Marinated Fried Porgies Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh whole porgies (scup)
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup virgin olive oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges and parsley sprigs (for garnish)
How to cook Marinated Fried Porgies:
  • Clean and scale whole fish, pat dry.
  • Fry in 1/2 cup olive oil.
  • Remove form pan and drain on paper.
  • Brown onion and garlic in 1/2 cup olive oil, add vinegar, wine, salt, pepper, and sage.
  • Place the fried porgies in casserole.
  • Pour marinade over them and let stand 24 hours.
  • Garnish platter and fish with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs if desired.
  • Serve the Marinated Fried Porgy cold.


The Marinated Fried 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 Marinated Fried Porgies serves/makes: 4 servings

The Marinated Fried Porgies 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)

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