275/365: National Fried Scallops Day

You may have to shell out a few bucks to enjoy today’s food of honor, because it’s a delicacy from the sea. October 2 is Fried Scallops Day.

Scallops are one of my favorite seafoods, and everything tastes better fried. This should be a match made in heaven! But, because I enjoy scallops so much on their own – seared and/or sauteed are delicious – I almost think frying them is a waste. In my opinion, they’d be better straight up. Fortunately, we already enjoyed baked scallops earlier this year. If you want the history of this prized seafood, click on the link. We also divulged in Coquille St. Jacques, a French dish made with scallops, back in May, so we’ve definitely paid homage to the succulent bivalve.

To celebrate, my mom offered to take over the cooking reins for this challenge. She pan fried some wild caught Patagonian scallops with white wine and fresh herbs, and served them as an appetizer. They were divine! Thanks, mom!! (Looking forward to your comment below).

National Fried Scallops Day

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4 thoughts on “275/365: National Fried Scallops Day

  1. mom

    You are welcome. They were very good..Glad to help out. Where is Patagonia anyway?


  2. Momma Tracy

    I’m such a seafood lover and it’s hard to pinpoint my favorite. However, scallops are towards the top of my list. I love watching them sear perfect scallops in butter on Hell’s Kitchen and hate it when they are over/under-cooked and Chef Ramsey squishes them all over the place. Sheesh!! Seriously?

    Anyway…well done Mark’s Mom on the scallops! They look divine!!


    • I agree! And scallops are easy to do. I’m always surprised when these so-called chefs screw them up. The secret is heat. Make sure your pan is good and hot before searing ’em! But I’m sure you already knew that. 🙂


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