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4-6 sandwiches



  • 1 cup flour (season with a big pinch of creole seasoning)
  • 4 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cornmeal, medium grind
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 lbs. Orca Bay Swai Fillets
  • 1 each French baguette
  • mayonnaise (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional, but why not?)
  • Lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes (optional)


  1. Put seasoned flour and beaten eggs in separate round cake pans or plates. Mix cornmeal, flour and cayenne in a third pan. Pour oil in a deep dutch oven or 8 qt. pot and heat to 375 degrees.
  2. Dredge swai fillets through seasoned flour, egg mixture, and cornmeal mixture. Be sure to shake off excess in between each step.
  3. Carefully place 2-3 fillets in heated oil. Cook for about 3 minutes and scoop out with wire strainer onto a pan lined with paper to absorb oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Build your sandwich with toasted baguette, mayonnaise, swai, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes and a few shots of hot sauce if you dare.