Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh Bluegill (or any other panfish*) fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2/3 cup corn flakes, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
How to cook Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets:
  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Combine flour and pepper in a shallow bowl and mix it well.
  • Beat the eggs in another small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water and mix it well.
  • Mix crushed corn flakes, Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper in a separate bowl.
  • Sprinkle both sides of fillets with salt.
  • Dredge fillets first in flour mixture, then egg mixture then in corn flakes mixture.
  • Place coated fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when you run a fork over the tops.
  • Serve the Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets hot right away.
Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets recipe

Notes:

The Oven-Baked 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 Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Oven-Baked Bluegill Fillets recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

The photo is submitted by Beth Grams - 05.24.15

Main Ingredient: Bluegill (more Bluegill recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)

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