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Easy Crispy Fried U.S. Farm-Raised Yellow Perch


2 pounds farm-raised yellow perch fillets
1 egg
½ cup milk (cold)
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
Season with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, etc. (your choice)
½ cup catsup
1 heaping Tbsp. horseradish
Vegetable or peanut oil for frying


Yellow perch is a delicious freshwater fish that is enjoyed throughout the Midwest. It is so popular that we currently aren’t producing enough to serve demand in other markets.

Lightly beat the egg and mix it with the milk. Soak the fillets in milk/egg mixture while preparing breading and oil. Pour 1/8 of an inch of oil in electric skillet or 5 inches in a deep fryer and heat to 375 degrees. Place cornmeal, flour, and seasoning mixture in a large zipper-style bag. Add a few fillets, close top, and shake until fillets are evenly covered.

Drop coated fillets in hot oil and cook for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Continue cooking more fillets. Serve hot with a dipping sauce of the catsup and horseradish.

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