Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pan Fried Crappie

Happy Valentine's Day! My valentine and I went out to dinner a couple of nights ago to avoid the rush (thanks for dinner, Mom and Dad!). We discovered a restaurant new to us that we will be returning to many times!
Tonight, we went for a boat ride, which was far colder than we expected, with hopes to catch dinner. Good thing Norris caught fish last night because we had no luck tonight! After the chilly boat ride, we came home and cooked together. We were done in less than twenty minutes and it was one of the best meals we've had in a while. We tried a little different method than usual and we'll be using it again.
Pan Fried Crappie
canola or vegetable oil for frying (about 1/2 inch deep in skillet)
crappie fillets
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed (used Ninja to make a fine crumb)
1 cup flour
2 eggs
Season flour and crackers. Set up breading station with a plate of flour, then eggs, then saltines.
Heat oil to about 375 F.
Dip fillet in flour, then eggs, then crackers, then fry for about 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Remove to paper towel lined plate.

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