Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

June 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, greenbeans, hash browns | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

 

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Not real pleasant out today at all, really humid again and a high pollen count on top of it! Good day to stay in and get some household chores done. For dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, Okeechobee Crappie. Tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 
A while back my Mom’s cousin and her husband brought me my annual supply of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida! I laid a couple of bags out in the fridge overnight to thaw. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side.As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie. especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie.

 

 

 

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To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish, so Hash Browns it is! I always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Okeechobee Crappie Fishing

The Florida Crappie fishing, speckled perch or speck’ as they are called throughout the State of Florida is the most sort after pan fish on Lake Okeechobee. Although the Florida crappie can be caught during the summer months, they really are at their best from late fall to early spring.

Go Lake Okeechobee freshwater fishing with your family and friends together for an affordable day of Florida crappie fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee comprises a 730-square-mile area and is the second-largest natural lake in the U.S., holding more than a trillion gallons of water.

Most fishing takes place along the southeastern, west and north portions of the lake within a mile of the shoreline. Look for hyacinths, hydrilla and other water plants where big bass ambush shiners, bluegills and other scaled groceries. They also pounce on frogs, crickets, worms, grasshoppers and pretty much any fish smaller than itself. Plastic imitations of those baits work well.

You know the deal black crappies speckled perch to most Floridians are about as smart as a dead bird, but fortunately they are a lot more abundant. Stick a minnow in their face, set the hook and start heating up the frying-pan as we say here on Okeechobee.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southern

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern-Fish-Fri.aspx

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