Sartell Anglers Corner: Cooking Fish

How to Fry Up Some Killer Fillets


Peyton Henkensiefken

Frying Fish is also a great way to spend time with friends and family.

Fish is one of my favorite things to eat.  It is something I learned how to cook when I was just a little guy. My favorite fish to eat are walleye, crappie, perch and bluegills.

There are two ways I like to make fish, they are both similar. The first way is the one I learned first.

For this first recipe you will need first of all, fish. Fillet them however you like. Then I like to put the fillets into a bowl with cold water and some ice, this will help draw some of the blood and that kind of stuff out of the meat. 

Next you are going to want to crack some eggs into a bowl and break the yokes up. You are also going to need to crush up Saltine and Club crackers.

Start by dipping the fillet into the egg, flip it so both sides are covered. Next put the fillet into the cracker crumbs, again make sure both sides are covered. Then put the finished product onto a plate until it is time to fry them up. 

The next recipe you are going to want some Frank’s Red Hot, and flour. For this recipe you will dip the fillets into the Frank’s as if it was the egg. Then put the fillet into the flour, similar to the cracker crumbs. Again put these on a plate until it’s time to fry them.

When it comes to actually frying the fish, you are going to need vegetable oil. Pour the vegetable oil into a frying pan so it just covers the fillets. Next place the fillets into the hot oil, it should bubble up around each fillet, that is how you know the oil is hot enough. When the fillet starts to turn golden brown, it is time to flip them. When both sides are golden brown the fillet is cooked. 

As for sides, I like to have some little potatoes, beans, and white buttered bread. I also like to have tartar sauce to dip the fish in.

If you can prepare this meal everybody will be so impressed. It is one of my all-time favorite meals when family comes around, so enjoy.