As a couple that enjoys fishing, Mr. Handsome and I are always looking for new ways to cook our catches. Nashville is famous for hot (spicy) friend chicken, so we created a similar recipe for fried fish. We use crappie or bass, but you can use any type of fish.
Combine the breading ingredients in one shallow bowl and the milk mixture ingredients in another shallow bowl. Adjust the amounts of cayenne and hot sauce to fit your tastes. This recipe is only moderately spicy.
Rinse fish fillets, and remove all bones.
Dip each fish fillet in the milk mixture and then in the breading. Make sure fillets are fully coated with breading. Place fillets into hot oil. Cook until both sides are golden brown, flipping once if needed.
To test if fish is fully cooked, remove a piece from the oil, and cut into it with a fork. If the white fish meat flakes, it is ready to eat. We like ours with ranch dressing (MSG-free ranch).
The glaze is optional, but if you wish to try it, mix all three ingredients in a separate, small fry pan, until combined.