I love to fish and the whole family loves to eat them. This time of the year pan fishing is good in our area; and the last fishing trip was no exception, producing a mess off bluegill and crappies. This Deep Fried Pan Fish Recipe has been one of our favorites, the coating is nice and crispy with a golden brown texture. I prepared some homemade baked beans with a side dish of long grain reice with Broccoli and the whole family loved it. The next time you have fresh fish for dinner give this recipe a try; it is very easy to prepare, and the result is a delicious fish fry.
|Deep Fried Pan Fish Recipe|
- 4 cups dry potato flakes
- 2 cup flour
- 2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 4 eggs
- 16 bluegill fillets (can also use bass, crappie, or tilapia)
- Oil (for frying)
- Heat a deep fryer to 350 degrees. In a small bowl beat together 4 eggs. In a large bowl combine potato flakes, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well. (I use a pie plate for the dry mixture and add to it as needed-any left over can be saved for the next fish fry)
- Dip fillets into egg mixture and then roll in the potato mixture until evenly coated.
- Fry fish fillets in the deep fryer (in batches if necessary) for 5 minutes or until the fish flakes apart easily and is golden brown. Drain on paper towels.