With Spring here and me chomping at the bit for some fresh fried crappie why not go ahead and post the recipe. There is not one thing healthy about any of these but they are mmmmm mmmmm good! I am kind of a sucker for anything House Autry so we will use their mixes for all three recipes!
Lets start with the Hushpuppies:
– House Autry Hushpuppy mix
– 1 sweet onion (chopped)
– 1 green pepper (chopped)
– 2 cups Shredded Cheese (whatever cheese suits your fancy)
Heat oil to 375. Combine House Autry mix and water in a bowl per the instructions, mix well. Add onion, green pepper, and cheese, mix well. Now drop one teaspoon full of batter in fryer, fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
Now for the Crappie (can use Striper as well):
– 1-2 lb fresh boneless crappie fillets
– 1 bottle of vegetable oil (or peanut)
– House Autry Breader (any of the chicken or seafood breaders will work, myself, I like the medium hot chicken breader but anything from house autry you cannot go wrong)
– Whole Milk
Heat your oil in fry daddy or cast iron skillet to 375 (if you made hushpuppies it is already ready). Place your breader in a 1 gallon ziploc and place to the side. Dredge Crappie Fillets in milk , transfer to breader bag. Once all fillets are in the breader bag shake so that they are covered with breader. Doing 5-7 fillets at a time (maybe more depending on the size of fryer or pan you are using) fry until the fillets float and are golden brown (about 3-4 minutes). Place on paper towel to cool.
This last recipe comes straight from House Autry’s website (http://www.house-autry.com/recipes/apple-cinnamon-fritters)so I cannot take credit but it is too good to not add:
You will have to use fresh oil if you cook the fish ahead of this if not go ahead and use the hushpuppy oil.
– 1 ½ cups plain hushpuppy mix
– 1 TBSP sugar
– ¾ tbsp cinnamon
– ½ cup water
– 1/3 cup apple pie filling (chopped)
– 1 cup powder sugar
Mix House-Autry Plain Hushpuppy Mix with sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water and stir until blended. Stir in apple pie filling. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonful into 350°F oil and fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool a few minutes and roll in powdered sugar. Makes approximately 2 dozen fritters.
Happy FISHING and Happy Cooking!