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Calabash Style Fried Hybrid Bass

Posted on 01/16/2023

Calabash Style Fried Hybrid Bass Calabash Style Fried Hybrid Bass Recipe

Today in the outside kitchen, we're frying up some fresh fish - calabash style! For this dish, Chef Chad fries up local hybrid bass caught right off Lake Norman, North Carolina. Using the Carolina Cooker Stainless Steel 2 Burner Fryer, this is a simple recipe that guarantees your catch will turn out flaky, delicious & golden brown.


  • 2 lbs Hybrid bass or other firm fish filets sliced to ~½ inch thick
  • 1 Cup Flour to dredge
  • Salt n Pepper
  • Oil
  • Fresh Lime
  • Carolina Cooker Cocktail sauce


  1. Heat oil to 325-330 degrees
  2. Season fish with salt and pepper
  3. Dredge fish in flour for a light coating
  4. Put in oil
  5. Fry until golden brown approximately 3-4 minutes depending on thickness of filets
  6. Remove onto plate lined with paper towels to draw in excess oil
  7. Serve with lime and Carolina Cooker cocktail sauce, hot sauce or tartar sauce

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