Ok, so prior to last year the only fresh water fish I consume occasionally was "farm" raised catfish ( better taste then wild ones IMO, and much less work to prepare to cook ) and crappie, last year my buddy turned me on to walleye, and I think it was pretty good and might be the best out of the three, but earlier this summer someone posted about eating bluegills, so I thought I would try them. I searched on youtube to find some recipes but it was slim pickings, so I just went with what I know, below is the recipe I tried, and I must say I was impressed with the way they turned out, and the "gill" IMO is up there with walleye and crappie for one of the best tasting freshwater fish.
Would love to hear the recipes any of yall use, and what your thoughts are as to what is the best freshwater tasting fish, below is how I prepared them skinned and filleted.
The Wash: Combined 1 egg, 1 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of Louisiana hot sauce, let the fillets soak in the "wash" for a half hour or so.
The "Dredge" or breading: 3 equal parts of flour/panko/cornmeal with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.
These nuggets were some of the best tasting I have ever tried...