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Bass With The Skin On? #14134132 09/18/21 06:14 PM
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I’ve never cooked fish whole with the skin on. I usually fillet. I caught some babies this morning and decided to give it a try. Any tips?

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Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14134157 09/18/21 06:38 PM
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As a kid, I ate many Bream and crappie scaled, gutted and fried. It's really good. Bass are no different.


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Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14134166 09/18/21 06:44 PM
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Either way..... they’re delicious. Those loo like 2.5-3 pounders. Perfect eating size.


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Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14134168 09/18/21 06:45 PM
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Scale em.

Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14134176 09/18/21 06:50 PM
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Already scaled and gutted. Ready for the grease tonight. I’ll probably just cook a couple at a time to maintain temp. I thought about pan frying them. But that’s too much trouble since I’ll already have the fish cooker fired up. May save one or two to pan fry for breakfast.

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When cooking the fillets, start skin side down.


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Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14134292 09/18/21 09:21 PM
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Not one of the fish I would keep for frying. Saltwater Specs or Freshwater Crappie or catfish. Just better eating. Bass a little too fishy for me.


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Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: CCTX] #14134293 09/18/21 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CCTX
When cooking the fillets, start skin side down.



I’m cooking the little ones whole.

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Release to the grease

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I prefer skin off but scaled, gutted, and fried is good too!


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I’ve never seen fish filleted like that. Looks like you left the ribs on but cut off the long portion of the fillet.

Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: leethefishking] #14134555 09/19/21 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by leethefishking
I’ve never seen fish filleted like that. Looks like you left the ribs on but cut off the long portion of the fillet.


I don’t know where you’ve seen fish filleted before but that wasn’t the problem. The fish I fried whole still had the bones in them and it caused a problem.

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I grew up eating bass bone-in and with the skin on. Today, I'd probably fillet them like a striper (and not eat the belly meat).

Re: Bass With The Skin On? [Re: scalebuster] #14135484 09/20/21 03:04 AM
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Fillet and leave the skin on . Fire up the charcoal grill . Salt and pepper and put garlic butter on while cooking .

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