Speaking of crappies

Discussion in 'Fishing Gear & Tackle' started by rat, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Favorite breadings for crappie? Always looking for new recipes :)
  2. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Yellow cornmeal, salt, pepper, little dash of season salt....

  3. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Well, ill tell you after this weekend.. goin to the lake house and hopin i cath a nice mess of em.. :cheers: But really, i dont have anything "special" guess i should prolly try someting fancy, but i just use the same ole same ole store bought breading...
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Store bought is ok too... just trying to get a feel for what everyone uses.

    Uncle Bucks from BP just aint too bad in a pinch.....
  5. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    Zataran's, thought it was the only breading! I think Parker's with me on this one but I'm not sure about that.
  6. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Andys( Red )seasoning...:wink4:
  7. caf4

    caf4 Active Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    St. Charles, MO
    Yellow corn meal, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper.

    The real "key" is to dip those fillets in buttermilk before deep frying. Keeps them moist and the coating comes out perfectly, you don't lose anything.

    I really didn't think the oil mattered UNTIL I tried peanut oil.....man that stuff is fantastic.
  8. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    There ya go caf4! That's the way to good fish!
  9. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I eat a lot of Zataran's stuff, especially red beans and rice....but for the fish, I prefer Salt-free Louisiana fish fry with a TON of Louisiana Cajun Season added.

    And since I'm on the topic of this brand, NO FOOD IS BETTER than chunks of wild turkey breast dipped in Louisiana Chicken Fry.

  10. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman New Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    PB, MO
    Cavenders is a good Seasoning... Strawberrys is another good Seasoning. I often mix a dash of both in with white Cornmeal before frying.
  11. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Have any of you ever tried Hillbilly Joe's, from down around VanBuren, Mo? They used to have a booth at the classic every year....that cornmeal mix they have is the best!!!
  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    gotta love that cavenders seasoning.... I use it on just about everything.
  13. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Gotta use peanut oil for the best results for sure...
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    andys with alittle extra corn meal and pepper. Real lard ain't bad for frying fish (or cloggin arteries)

  15. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    I'm partial to "Tony Sachers" Cajun seasoning and peanut oil as many others here have mentioned. However, if I'm feeling REALLY ambitious....

    I'll hand-crush saltine crackers and mix it with a small amount of corn meal, cayenne pepper and Tony Sachers cajun seasoning for the breading. Then dip thos little puppies in buttermilk and fry'em up in peanut oil.

    It'll make your toung slap your brains out they are so good!
  16. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Fish Fry tomorrow at Edbows super bowl party...
  17. Dave160&2/8

    Dave160&2/8 Guest

    Andy's original or red is all I use and man does it fry up well
  18. shooter22

    shooter22 New Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Fort Scott, KS
    Dowd's catfish mix
    Dowds can be found in Joplin, Mo , Neosho, Mo,and somewhere between springfield and stl.
  19. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    There's a man wth good taste. Nothin' goes better with wild game than good 'ol cajun seasoning. As a matter of fact any kind of meat is better with cajun seasoning.
  20. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Corn meal, salt, pepper, and cayenne.

    As caf4 mentioned. Dip in buttermilk b4 coating.

    It is sacriledge to fry crappie in a batter that will kill the taste. :bangin:

    I have tried Peanut oil, din't like it. Leaves the crappie with a heavy taste or coating. :cool3:

    I buy my grease (corn oil) from a restaurant in a 5 gal jug. It is a commercial grade. Much lighter and withstands the heat better than store bought.