Monday, September 12, 2016

Pan Fried Crappie

We live on one of the best Crappie lakes in the state and lucky for me it is one of my very favorite fresh water fish. Crappie is a very mild white fish that just melts in your mouth. I have a very close friend who is involved in some of the Crappie Tournaments that take place here at our lake as well as surrounding lakes. She recently brought me some beautiful Crappie filet's, and I was so grateful for every bite!

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


I am sure that these Crappie Filet's could be baked,but the way I fry them you would never know they were fried. They are out of this world delicious!

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


We Start This Recipe With Fresh Crappie Filet's

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Marinade For The Crappie

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Then The Coating

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cover The Fish

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Deep Fry In Oil

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Fry Until Golden Brown

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Drain On Paper Towel

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Fried Crappie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients For Fried Crappie
12 medium size Crappie Filet's
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup yellow corn meal
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup's vegetable oil
Directions
Place the cleaned Crappie Filet's in a baking dish and pour the buttermilk over the filet's. Make sure that each one of the filet's are covered well. Cover the dish and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
In a shallow plate, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne. Mix all these dry ingredients well.
Remove the filet's from the refrigerator. 
Dredge the marinated filet's in the cornmeal mixture.
In a heavy skillet, (I use my iron skillet) pour the vegetable oil into the skillet. Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
Be sure that your skillet is deep enough so that when you put the fish in it won't go over and make a fire.
Just fry a few filet's at a time and that will help to keep it from going over.
Fry about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown on both sides.
Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. You will be surprised because this is not oily at all.
We serve this with a wedge of lemon and dig in.
Enjoy!


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Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Plate Of Crappie Is Ready To Enjoy!

Pan Fried Crappie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much to my friend Jana for the amazing catch!  I sure hope that you have enjoyed this awesome Pan Fried Crappie because we loved sharing it with all of you.  Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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8 comments:

  1. Yum!! We were just talking the other day about how long it has been since we had a fish fry. This looks so good and makes me want to have one all the more now!

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  2. Although it's not for me (I'm a vegetarian) I must admit - it looks DELICIOUS !!
    My husband would love it

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  3. Miz Helen-
    I have never had crappie before but fried fish is always a hit!
    Thanks
    Michelle

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  4. I have never had crappie - but yours looks like something I'd like to try! Thanks for sharing it on the What's for Dinner link party!

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  5. I have never heard of a crappie fish before. I'll have to see if they stock them in my local grocery store! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your local fish monger may have them but I have never seen in any chain grocery stores before. You are in for a treat.

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  6. Crappie is also known as sun fish or blue gill. At the right time of year you don't even need to bait your hook they can be that easy to catch. Better tasting than catfish for those that do a lot of freshwater fishing.

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