Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Craigc1, Wreched75, MinMirny, lakefork15, Littledog
106375 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86934
hopalong 78792
Pilothawk 75581
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65740
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58871
Tritonman 57722
LoneStarSon® 53711
SkeeterRonnie 53103
facebook
Forum Stats
106375 Members
61 Forums
862068 Topics
12252492 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12286310 - 06/09/17 11:54 AM Frying Bluegill Fillets Question
SlowDown Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2111
Loc: Texas
When using a packaged breeding mix to fry bluegill fillets, should I sprinkle salt on the fillets before I bread them, or will the mix have enough salt already in it?

Top
#12286426 - 06/09/17 01:08 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
SwampyMarsh Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 238
Give it a little taste and find out. I prefer my fish salty so I would just add some to the breading.

Top
#12286445 - 06/09/17 01:22 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
BAIT956 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 393
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
I always end up adding stuff to whatever mix I use. Cayenne, Old Bay, Tony's, or whatever I feel like. Swampy is right though, give it a taste test first.

Top
#12286495 - 06/09/17 02:04 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45854
Loc: Houston, TX
Depends if the breading is seasoned or not. Louisiana Fish Fry has several varieties of seasoned but they also sell unseasoned. This has no salt in it. I find the seasoned packages to contain too much salt for my taste.

Just use 2 parts cornmeal, one part flour and season to taste.
_________________________
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

Top
#12286567 - 06/09/17 02:48 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2111
Loc: Texas
Thanks very much for the replies. I know my question is kind of dumb, but I have always felt that food taste better if it is cooked with the right amount of salt on it instead of adding salt after it is cooked.

I'll add a little salt to the breading mix this time and see how it comes out. When I cook fish on the grill, I use Old Bay, so will add at least a teaspoon of it too.

Fouzman, if this doesn't come out good tonight, I'm going to do what you say and mix my own. Will probably have to keep adjusting the salt and seasonings for a fry or two to get it right. Thanks again.

Top
#12286990 - 06/09/17 09:03 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
SlowDown Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2111
Loc: Texas
Ok, I'm done with store bought fish fry mixes. I used a box of Zatarain's Lemon Pepper Fish Fry and added a teaspoon of salt. The amount of salt was fine, but the dang stuff was so hot with cayenne that it burned. My wife flinched when she took the first bite, and she can tolerate hot spices better than I can.

I have used Zatarain's before and didn't have this problem. I'm guessing they made up a batch and did not get the seasonings mixed well throughout, leaving some extra hot. Anyway, this motivates me to mix my own from scratch in the future. Just thought I'd give you a report, since you were good enough to give me some feedback before I cooked it.

Top
#12287735 - 06/10/17 02:42 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
wupbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 1702
Loc: DFW, Tx
Don't season. You can always season later as it comes out of oil.

Top
#12291766 - 06/13/17 10:59 AM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: fouzman]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 782
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Depends if the breading is seasoned or not. Louisiana Fish Fry has several varieties of seasoned but they also sell unseasoned. This has no salt in it. I find the seasoned packages to contain too much salt for my taste.


+1,..... and I LIKE salt!!!

I buy the seasoned and mix/thin it with cornmeal.

Top
#12298028 - 06/16/17 08:48 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
V-Bottom Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1619
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Clean, scale, mix corn meal with salt and pepper,dash of paprika and garlic powder, Fry whole at 350*
_________________________
Texas Anglers Recognition Program
TPWD Official Weigh Station,77563
Coastal Bend Weigh Team, Cert. Weigh Master
USMC66'- Trout Support.com






Top
#12298352 - 06/17/17 09:03 AM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
Muzzlebrake Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1614
Loc: Euless
Going on 71 years old and I still can't get past plain old yeller corn meal and hot hot grease.
I salt my fish and then shake in a bag of yeller meal. No milk no egg no nothing but yeller cornmeal and salt. Never had a single person complain about my fish cooking or that they didn't like it.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (06/17/17 09:03 AM)
_________________________
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!


Top
#12298489 - 06/17/17 11:43 AM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: SlowDown]
Lloyd5 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 557
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
I'll add that Lard makes the best grease to cook bluegills in. Clean, scale, cook whole, roll in mustard, then in yellow cornmeal, then into screaming hot lard. Yes, that is old school grandma's recipe. Still the best.
_________________________
Texas State Editor: FishExplorer http://www.fishexplorer.com/tx

http://www.amazon.com/River-Proceeds-Wou...ds=on+the+river

Warm Water Fly Fishing Nut

Top
#12424600 - 09/12/17 09:09 PM Re: Frying Bluegill Fillets Question [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Woodwzrd Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 137
Loc: IRVING & CANTON TX
thumb

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide