Fried Bluegill Fillets Recipe
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Fried Bluegill Fillets Recipe

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"The secret to this recipe is double-dipping the fish fillets," writes Doug Wright of Maize, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 pounds bluegill or crappie fillets
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 473 calories, 29 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 325 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 36 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs. Dip fillets in eggs, then coat with crumb mixture. Dip again in eggs and crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in batches in 2 tablespoons oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, adding oil as needed. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fried Bluegill Fillets in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p62

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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