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Fried Bluegill Fillets

 Fried Bluegill Fillets
"The secret to this recipe is double-dipping the fish fillets," writes Doug Wright of Maize, Kansas.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.