Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh Bluegill (or any other panfish*) fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 ounces milk
  • 1 cup of cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup corn flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
How to cook Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets:
  • Rinse fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Preheat deep fryer to 370°F (170°C).
  • Mix thoroughly milk, egg, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly with small portions add flour to the mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Mix cracker crumbs and corn flakes in a small mixing bowl.
  • Dip fillets in batter, then in the cracker crumb mixture, and drop into the preheated deep fryer.
  • Fry for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the deep fryer and place on a paper towel to drain.
  • Serve the Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets hot with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes:

The Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.

Comments:

The bluegill fish is a freshwater species that is originally from North America. The fish are named after the blue tint on the gills.

*Panfish is a general term that includes a number of fish species that normally don't grow larger than a frying pan.
Technically, it includes fish like crappies, bluegill, redear, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish and related species.

How to fillet a Bluegill:
Begin by laying your fillet knife behind the pectoral fin. Cut all the way through the ribs and down to the main bone. Slice the fish from behind the gills to the backbone. Don't slice through, leave a small piece attached. Move the knife along the spine, again not to cut through. Slice all the way to the fish's tail without removing the skin yet. Lay out the fish with the skin side down. Use a fillet knife to slice all the way down the fillet. Cut away the skin. To cut a remaining bones use a clean fillet knife to get under the ribs, top to bottom, keeping the knife right under the bones, so as not to lose any of the meat.


This recipe for Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets serves/makes: 4 servings

The Deep Fried Bluegill Fillets recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Bluegill (more Bluegill recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)

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