“I made these for an appetizer last night for me and the guys watching football. They were easy and a big hit!!! I used a FryDaddy and they turned out perfect.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh grouper fillet
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 35 saltine crackers
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 -2 teaspoon hot sauce (crystal)
  • canola oil, for frying


  1. Cut the grouper fillets in half lengthwise.
  2. Then cut into 1 inch strips. (use scissors).
  3. Place nuggets of grouper in a bowl with the buttermilk and hot sauce.
  4. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a pot or heat your electric fryer.
  6. Using your hand, strain out the buttermilk and then crack the egg into the bowl.
  7. Mix the egg around.
  8. Put the crackers, garlic salt, and pepper into a food processor and process until pretty finely ground. (not too fine).
  9. Put the crackers onto a plate and coat the nuggets one at a time, dropping into the hot oil as you go.
  10. These fry up really quick (in like 2 minutes).
  11. Serve with cocktail sauce.

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