Intro: Cornmeal Fried Bluegill
For this Instructable, I will be teaching you a simple and easy recipe on how to fry any kind of pan-fish with an easy cornmeal breading.
Step 1: What You'll Need
2 lb fresh bluegill fillets
1/8 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp homemade lemon pepper
2 or 3 shakes homemade hot sauce
3-4 cups Aunt Jemima self-rising white corn meal
1/2 tsp homemade seasoned salt
1/2 cold water
canola oil, for frying
Step 2: Directions
In large bowl, mix all ingredients except corn meal.
Mix well with hands.
Cover with plastic wrap or plate to stop dry out.
Step 3: Directions (Contd.)
Refrigerate overnight, mixing every few hours.
Place oil in a heavy frying pan and heat to 375 degrees; be sure not to overheat oil.
Put corn meal in plastic bag. Shake 2 or 3 fillets at once. Place on plate.
When all fillets are breaded, slowly place in hot oil.
Fry for 3 minutes on each side or until fillet flakes and is deep golden brown in color.