I had 9 Crappie Fillets in my Freezer since last summer, and I had been debating whether I wanted to try smoking them or not. I finally decided to just Bread them & Pan Fry them. So I got them out & thawed them.
Then when I wasn’t looking, Mrs Bear went and rinsed, dried, and Breaded them for me——I say “For Me” because she doesn’t eat any Fish or Seafood.
So I put a little Crisco & a lot of Butter in the pan, and Fried them all up in 3 batches of 3 Fillets each. They were good size for Pennsylvania Crappies, as they had been all about 12" long fish.
Then I had 5 of them for Supper (with Sandwich Spread as Tartar Sauce).
And the next two mornings I put two Reheated Crappie Fillets next to my morning Eggs.
I’ll never understand why they named them “Crappies” because I rate them right up there with my favorites——Bluegills, Perch, and Catfish!!
Thanks for Looking,
9 Crappie Fillets all Breaded up (Thanks Mrs Bear!):
Frying 3 Fillets at a time:
After the first flip:
Couple minutes draining on Paper Towels:
Plating up with Kraft Sandwich Spread (my Tartar Sauce):
Bear’s first helping of Pan Fried Crappie Fillets: