Post By: MOJO Posted: 3/27/2016 8:15:40 AMPoints: 257
Anybody out there eat yellow perch roe? I got a hog out of Boulder Res yesterday and it was fat with roe. I have it curing with garlic salt which I've done with trout roe, but I have not sampled the perch variety. Regards
Reply by: Knottyboy Posted: 3/27/2016 8:19:34 AM Points: 237
Perch eggs are different than trout eggs. They are delicious! I leave the eggs in their thin membrane and cook them just like a fillet. The flavor is just like the fillet but the texture is very grainy...like a corn fritter.
Reply by: Wapati Posted: 3/27/2016 10:17:23 AM Points: 121
EAT! Definitely eat... keep the egg sacs intact, make a slit down one side and flatten a bit to create a bit of a patty, dredge in your favorite seasoned flower, then dip in egg (yes, flower than egg), fry gently in butter, squeeze a lemon over the egg sacs, ENJOY! I promise you'll be surprised how good these are...
Thanks for the great replies. No, just caught the one on a suspended worm. After I posted this, I checked online and found that pretty much everybody and their dog love to eat most roe types in the recipes mentioned, in quiches, fried in patties and in our case, omelettes. Delicious and mild. As to trout roe, if you get a fish with large eggs, definitely rinse, cure them in some garlic salt for 2 hours and try with crackers. You will not be disappointed.