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Lake: Boulder Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch

Perch Roe? To Eat or Not to Eat

Post By: MOJO      Posted: 3/27/2016 8:15:40 AM     Points: 237    
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: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/27/2016 9:23:31 AM     Points: 83471    
It's awesome to hear people trying new foods.!
I would try it but caviar is one of a handful of foods I can't stand
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 3/27/2016 9:56:08 AM     Points: 59613    
I don't eat them but trout and the neighbors cats love it. Small spawn sacks used like power bait works good for trout.
 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...
 Reply by: westsloper      Posted: 3/27/2016 10:38:24 AM     Points: 483    
My dad will roll them in corn meal and fry them up just like the fillets. I've tried them and didn't care for it. He loves them though.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 3/27/2016 11:45:19 AM     Points: 1813    
Did you catch more then one perch?! What did he take?
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 3/27/2016 2:58:45 PM     Points: 237    
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.
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 3/27/2016 6:22:17 PM     Points: 199    
Boulder res is low, where are you fishing? The perch in this lake are nice when you can find them.
Rod
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 3/27/2016 6:24:04 PM     Points: 199    
Boulder res is low, where are you fishing? The perch in this lake are nice when you can find them. Oh my dad mix the eggs with corn meal , salt and pepper and fry them with your fish.
Rod
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 3/28/2016 12:31:25 PM     Points: 237    
Rod,
I was pretty much on the middle of the dam.
 Reply by: ECBass      Posted: 6/21/2016 11:08:58 AM     Points: 0    
Here's a page you might like for recipes. If you have FB, check it out. It's "Wild Cooking" https://www.facebook.com/groups/1700023876893981/

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