Frying Made Healthy

Mahi Fried in Coconut Oil

I love to eat healthy, but every once in a while, fried foods tempt me! With that said, I decided to find a way to make them a little better for me. Last night, I made fried mahi with steamed green beans and wild rice.

Instead of using regular bread crumbs, I ground up oats and spices to create my own. This helped eliminate the processed ingredients that bread crumbs contain. Frying the mahi in coconut oil also helped with getting in a dose of healthy fats, while avoiding trans-fat that are found in oil or butter. Here’s what you’ll need:


1/3 cup oats

Pinch of pepper

1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

1 egg

1/2 cup flour

4 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil

2 mahi filets (you can use your favorite fish)


Place the oats, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning in a food processor and pulse until ground into a fine powder. Transfer the mixture onto a plate (these will be your bread crumbs).

Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk until separated. Next, put the flour on a plate and line up your ingredients in this order: flour, egg, bread crumbs.

Take the mahi filet, coat one with flour, then the egg, and then the bread crumb mixture. Repeat this same process for the second filet.

Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to a large frying pan. Put the heat on medium-high until the coconut oil becomes hot enough for frying.

Place the mahi filets into the pan and let each side fry for 3-4 minutes. Each side will turn a golden brown once finished.

Try serving with garlic mashed potatoes, rice, or sweet potato casserole. I also added steamed green beans alongside my dish for additional nutrients.



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