I have been fishing since I was a boy. One of my favorite parts of fishing for walleyes or crappies is bringing home a few and having a fish fry. The most important part of bringing fish home is to eat them quickly. Do not stockpile fish in your freezer. Fish will always taste best the day you catch them. Another tip is to fill your live well or cooler with ice when transporting them home. The decaying process begins as soon as the fish dies. If you keep them cold, they will not decay right away and their meat will stay fresh.
Things You Will Need
Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Step 1Take the fish fillets and lie them out on paper towel. A general rule is, three crappies for every person eating or 1-2 pound walleye for every person. Cut the fish fillets into 1-inch wide strips. These strips should be 3-inches long.
Step 2Add canola oil to the Fry Daddy. The amount of oil required depends upon how much fish you want to fry. I usually fill the frier half full. Turn the Fry Daddy on and allow it to heat up.
Break the egg open and drain it's contents into a bowl. Whip the egg. Pour some of the Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix into a second bowl sprinkle some salt, pepper, and seasoned salt into the pancake batter.
Step 4Roll one strip of fish at a time in the egg and then roll it in the pancake mix. Make sure that the fish is completely covered with the batter and then drop it into the Fry Daddy. Repeat this step for all of the fish. Do not overfill the frier. You want some room for each strip of fish.
Step 5Watch the fish cook. When a piece of fish is finished, it will float to the top and appear golden brown. I do not allow fish to become dark brown because then it will be tough. Golden brown fish will be nice and tender, but cooked throughout. Take your ladle and remove cooked fish strips. Place the cooked strips on a paper towel to allow the excess oil to drain.
Everyone loves a fish fry. When fish are fried correctly they have a fantastic taste. Frying fish is not a difficult process, but it does take a little knowledge. All you really need is some fish, a Fry Daddy, some batter and a ladle.