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Deep fry bluegill?

Old 06-04-2006, 01:31 PM
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Well, I finally got a mess of bluegill. They are gutted and de-headed. Heard that was the best way to eat them. Now, how do I go about frying them? I heard you can score the sides so the frying will crystallize the bones so you don't have to worry about them?

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Old 06-04-2006, 04:26 PM
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Default RE: Deep fry bluegill?

the only time the bones go away is when they are really little.

don't worry bout scoring the sides,just salt pepper, take some yellow cornmeal and throw them into it shake around a little. take some hog lard, get it hot (350 degrees) drop them in until golden brown turn over and brown that side.take out and you got some good eats.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:15 PM
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I contacted Tree Climber last year asking about a recipe for bluegill. I tried his salt, pepper, cornmeal fried bluegill, and all I can say is, "Wow, that's good!".
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:01 AM
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A lot of ppl must fellet those lill buggers to(good way to make the bones go away) even tho there so small i see all kinds of thereskins laying around the one place i fishat- whereppl have done just that. A lot of work tho- but nice for those with a bone a phobia.

Just have catch a lot of those 2+ Lb bluegills
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:16 AM
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If you cook them until the meat flakes with your fork as it should then the bones will slide right out of the meat easily . Timing is the key , and the cooking time varies with the thickness of the meat and the temperature of the oil . Practice makes perfect .
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:37 PM
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I like Chucks recipe!

RE: Buttemilk battered bluegills. - 7/1/2006 12:02:29 PM

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Clean fish good. Soak for a few hours in salt water .
Rince fish .Just before ya go to bed put fish in a bowl.
Pour a pint of buttermilk over the fish and let sit in
the refrigerator over night.

Next day for dinner.
1. Mix in a bowl about 3 cups of flour, salt , pepper , table spoon ofOld Bay.
2. Take fish out of the buttermilk one by one and put in the bowl of flour mixture.
3. Coat them well.
4. Have a black cast iron skillet HOt {But not scorching} with about 1/2 inch of canola oil.
5. Carefully put fish in hot oil. Cook to deep brown. Better over done than under done.
6. Drain on paper towel and enjoy.
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Thanks Reb.
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