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National Fried Scallops Day: Deep Fried Scallops Recipe

National Fried Scallops Day is a delicious proposition, isn’t it?

scallopWhat sounds more fabulous than deep fried scallops served with lemon wedges, hot sauce, or some other wonderful sauce to dip it into. Boy, oh boy!

Scallops are such a delicate mollusk, and the flavor is lite & fresh.

They can be served in a variety of different ways. The small pinkish scallops, or bay scallops, have a slightly sweeter taste and area a little more tender.

The large, white scallops, or sea scallops, are delicious grilled and sauteed, as they can take more handling during cooking. When fresh, they have a sweet odor.

Cooked scallops are suitable for fish salads, creamed fish, and you can skewer sea scallops and grill on the BBQ as well.

Fried scallops are very delicious, and I have a terrific, simple recipe for this dish.

Type: Main Dish Recipe

Crispy, deep fried deliciousness will ensue when you go ahead and try out this quick & easy recipe of succulent scallops.

Serve with: lemon wedges, seafood cocktail sauce, Hollandaise sauce or remoulade
Prep Time: 5 min
Presto Cool Daddy Deep Fryer - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comCook Time: 2 min
Serves: 2-3 people


  • 2 1/2 lbs scallops – clean & towel-dried
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, breadcrumbs, corn flakes or a combination
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • dash celery salt
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Preheat deep fryer to 385 degrees F.
  2. Prepare breading combining in a wide bowl or pie plate by combining flour (breadcrumbs, corn flakes or combination), salt, pepper, cayenne & celery salt and stir to evenly distribute ingredients.
  3. Dip scallops into breading mixture and dust off excess.
  4. Drop scallops into deep fryer for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from fryer and drain on clean paper towels & lightly season with salt & pepper, or seasoning like Tony Chachere’s, if desired.
  6. Serve with seafood sauce, Hollandaise sauce or remoulade.

These are sure to please with a sweet seafood treasure inside of golden fried coating that’s crispy & tasty.

National Fried Scallop Day just got even better!

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