White Lake Perch w/ Tater Tots

October 22, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: White Lake Perch w/ Tater Tots



For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees and partly cloudy today. More like a Spring Day instead of a Fall Day out there. Did a few light chores around the house and then headed outside to enjoy the beautiful Fall day. Got the cart out for most of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its White Lake Perch w/ Tater Tots.


I had purchased the White Lake Perch at Meijer and had a bag in the freezer. Sit it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets; I first took a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to the pan and heated it medium heat. With the pan heating I got the fillets ready. I’ll be seasoning them with Morton’s Lite Salt and Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri Seafood Breading Mix. First Salted them and then put the Fillets in a plastic bag and added the Breading. Shook the bag until the Fillets were covered.


Then added a few of them to the preheated skillet. I fried them 3 minutes per side. They came out a golden brown! The Perch was delicious, just love fresh water fish as I do all Fish. Meijer is about the only store that carries the White Perch and they also will have Yellow Lake Perch from time to time.


I also baked some Ore Ida Tater Tots as I was cooking the Fish. Just baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.










Calories in White Lake Perch, wild
Serving Size: 1 oz

Calories 25.7.
Total Fat 0.3 g.
Saturated Fat 0.1 g.
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g.
Cholesterol 25.5 mg.
Sodium 17.6 mg.
Potassium 76.2 mg.
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g.




Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri Breading Mix

Zatarains Seasoned Fish Fri brings authentic New Orleans-style flavor to your kitchen! This fully seasoned, corn-based mix offers a light coating to seafood or veggies like okra and delivers more flavor than Zatarains Wonderful Fri mix with a blend of real lemon, red pepper, onion and garlic. Simply roll in mix and fry (or bake) to a light golden brown, and in no time you can enjoy the flavor and soul of The Big Easy! Fully seasoned seafood breading mix Delivers light, corn-based coating Real lemon added Perfect to jazz up fish or vegetables Can be prepared in a pan, fryer or oven.

1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. POUR Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Use 1/2 cup Fish Fri per 1 lb. fish. Roll or shake fish in Fish Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining Fish Fri mixture on plate or in plastic bag.
3. FRY fish, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Note: For thicker coating, dip fish in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg, before rolling in Fish Fri.

1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. COAT and fry fish as directed above.

1. BRUSH 1 lb. fish fillets on both sides with oil. Pour Fish Fri onto plate. Roll fish in Fish Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining Fish Fri mixture on plate.
2. PLACE fish on shallow baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Spray top of fish with cooking spray.
3. BAKE in preheated 450ºF oven 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 50
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 630mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 12g




Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
FAT 8g
SODIUM 430mg

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