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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Panfried Perch, Hushpuppies n Slaw

One of my talented smoking friends who goes by the name of Boatnut.. happens to be an excellent angler too. He so kindly sent an ice chest of perch filets that he had caught in the cold waters of his home state of Ohio.

The perch filets were really nice sized! Nothing like the little perch I catch here in Oklahoma.

I scored the skin to keep the filets from curling while cooking...

made a light coating of flour, cornmeal, salt, cayenne pepper and lemon pepper. Then fried until golden and crisp.

Made my hushpuppy batter and added minced onions, jalapenos and some whole kernals of corn. (I do the same with my cornbread batter for some reason, guess I like the added flavor :))

fried spoonfulls of hushpuppy batter until golden...

The panfried perch, hushpuppies and slaw....

These were soooooo tasty!
I let out one of those little whimpers (reserved for things like smoked bacon wrapped bacon) as I enjoyed the first bite..

Between Boatnut's perch and the walleye that smoking friend Phesant sent from Wisconsin last month, I'm tempted to move north. lol
Okay.... maybe I'll wait til winter is over and make a fishin' trip up that way during warmer weather. :)

If you see this... Thanks again Boatnut. The perch were excellent!


LindaG said...

Perch is one of my favorite meals! I am jealous. ;-)
Love the way your meal looks, too. Thanks for (almost) sharing! ;-)

Big Dude said...

Pan fried is my favorite fish cooking method and yours looks perfect as does your plate. It was bad enough I had to drool over the plated photo, but you went ahead and tortured me with four more shots. I'm going to ask Bev if you can come live with us (you can hunt turkeys and deer from the porch, fish in the lake, work the garden, help my neighbor with his cows, I'll dig you a shrimp pond, etc) then my blog everyday will say "just check Jeanies blog for what I ate today."

cowgirl said...

lol Linda Thanks! I wish perch grew like this in my area. Now I'm jealous of you... you get to enjoy these things enough to make them your favorite meal. :)
Thanks Linda...

cowgirl said...

Hahaha.. Larry! I'd love to live with you and Bev!
The only problem I see is getting me off my little rocker sitting on the deck by the water. I think I could live there. :)
Thanks Friend.. :)

~ Janis said...

I can almost taste the meal from your photos.
Perch is the fish I prefer to catch when icefishing. Scoring the skin is a good trick I must remember!
Thank You!

Drop by and meet the herd:

Ohiofarmgirl said...

wow! i just finished dinner but now i'm hungry for that supper! but nope.. don't move here.. snow... cold.. boooo!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Janis! I will check out your blog.
I've not tried ice fishing but would love to some day. :)

cowgirl said...

Haha.. Ohiofarmgirl! Thanks for the advice, I think I'll stay down here until the weather warms a bit.

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

You do know how to make a fish look tastey Jeanie. If you want to try ice fishing, we have lots of ice up here, but there seems to be alot of snow covering it all too. I think it could be almost like work.

cowgirl said...

Mark, Thanks! :)
I bet your ice is really buried in snow by now.
I have never tried ice fishing, sometimes I wonder if I would be able to handle the cold...
My dad told me stories of ice fishing when he was a kid, he said it was so cold the fish they pulled out of the water would freeze solid in a short matter of time. Brrrr... :)
Hope winter is treatin' you well.