Bluegill are a tasty pan fish, but few people actually know how to cook one. I found this recipe recently and thought I’d share it with you. From what I’ve seen lakeside, bluegill are easy for kids to catch.
No matter how hard I try with my corn (a favorite food of bluegill) I can still only catch trout! Even when I’m at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ and I can see the bluegill swimming around, I can’t catch one for anything. I guess I’m just a trout magnet or something!
- 8-10 bluegill, cleaned
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 2 TBS oil
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 TBS butter or margarine
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix corn meal and flour together. After thoroughly cleaning the fish, salt and pepper both sides of the fish and roll in the corn meal-flour mixture. In a good size skillet, heat the oil and butter to 325 degrees. Fry fish until golden brown, turning only once.
Serve with Southwest Rice Mix-Up; a great use of leftover bait corn.
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