Just thawed out some crappie for dinner tonight and figured I’d share one of my favorite recipes with you guys. This one is for dinner tonight. I came up with this on my own a while back and darn it is good. Even makes those stinky catfish edible.
6 nice big minnesota crappies, 12 fillets
1 large sweet bell pepper (yellow, orange, or red)
1 large yellow onion
1 medium ripe tomato
1/8 cup flour
1/8 cup yellow cornmeal
white pepper- ground
(a package of taco seasoning can be substituted for the above spices)
Julienne your bell pepper and onion and get it going in a skillet with some olive oil. Cook it on medium heat until it they are just starting to get tender, but be careful not to burn the onions. Chop the tomato and add to the veggies and cook for another couple minutes until they get hot. Remove from heat and cover with lid, it will finish cooking on its own while you do the fish.
In a small bowl combine the spices in whatever measure you want, I like a little spice but some like it kick-butt spicy. Add your flour and cornmeal to the bowl. Take you fish fillets and make sure they are damp, but not wet. Roll them in the breading you have just made but go easy, you just want a light coating. Pan fry the fish in about 1/4” of oil on both sides until they are nice and golden brown and crispy.
Warm your tortillas over a burner for about 2 seconds on each side so they are pliable. Place the fish on the tortilla, cover with the veggies and enjoy.
Usually 2 fillets per tortilla if you are using the big ones… unless you catch small fish