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Crappie Recipes That Will Surprise You

CRAPPIE FOR DINNER- THREE YUMMY WAYS

Both Black and White Crappies are found throughout the country. This panfish species is known for being excellent to eat and fun to catch. Because crappies, also know as, specks, paper mouths, and calico bass, are so good to eat with a white flaky flesh I wanted to provide you with three great crappie recipes with different ways to eat them up.

Crappie Recipe #1 - >Crispy Fried Fish
Ingredient List

  • 1 lbs. fresh crappie
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup corn mean
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 12 oz beer
  • 1 cup vodka (key to crispy skin)
  • Frying Oil like Crisco


Instructions (Detailed)

  • Soak the crappies in the milk for an hour with a pinch of salt. This will get rid of any bad taste.
  • In a bowl mix the other ingredients. Let it set for 10 minutes. You should have a batter that will coat your spoon.
  • Heat oil in cast iron pan to 375. You will want about 2"-3" of oil
  • Cook for 4-6 minutes until the flesh is not translucent.
  • Place on drying rack.
  • Give a sprinkle of salt.
  • ENJOY!
Fried Crappie

Crappie Recipe #2 - Baked Crappies
Ingredient List

  • 1 lbs. fresh crappie filet
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tbs salted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 12 oz beer
  • Reynolds Wrap Non Stick

Instructions (Detailed)

  • Soak the crappies in the milk for an hour with a pinch of salt. This will get rid of any bad taste.
  • Heat oven to 425.
  • Season crappies
  • Place butter on top of crappies
  • Bake for 6-10 minutes until the flesh is not translucent.
  • ENJOY!


Crappie Recipe #3 - Crappie Crab Cakes
Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh crappie filet
  • 4 tbs salted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 onion
  • Reynolds Wrap Non Stick
  • 1 stack of Ritz crackers
  • Crisco oil

Instructions (Detailed)

  • Boil the crappie fillets with 2 tsp old bay seasoning for 5 minutes
  • Drain and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • The fish will be flaky at this point. Shred the fish into a bowl.
  • Heat oil in cast iron pan to 375.
  • Mix crappies, old bay, mustard, eggs, onion,and crushed Ritz crackers
  • Make them into 2" - 3" patties about 1/2" high.
  • Fry for 2 minutes per side
  • Place butter on top of crappies after first flip. 
  • ENJOY!
Low carb baked crappie

Crappie Recipe #3 - Crappie Crab Cakes
Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh crappie filet
  • 4 tbs salted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 onion
  • Reynolds Wrap Non Stick
  • 1 stack of Ritz crackers
  • Crisco oil

Instructions (Detailed)

  • Boil the crappie fillets with 2 tsp old bay seasoning for 5 minutes
  • Drain and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • The fish will be flaky at this point. Shred the fish into a bowl.
  • Heat oil in cast iron pan to 375.
  • Mix crappies, old bay, mustard, eggs, onion,and crushed Ritz crackers
  • Make them into 2" - 3" patties about 1/2" high.
  • Fry for 2 minutes per side
  • Place butter on top of crappies after first flip. 
  • ENJOY!


Now this recipe may seem weird but trust me... once you try it you will wonder where the recipe has been your whole life!

PS: Boiling gets rid of any fishy flavor and that is why we removed the milk

crappie crab cakes

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