Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and….

October 3, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Crappie, greenbeans, hash browns, Simply Potatoes | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and Cornbread

 

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It’s been a rainy, windy, cool day here in West Chester, almost feels like an early Winter’s day instead of Fall! Not much going on outside in this weather. Went to see dad in rehab for a while, he’s getting a lot stronger and wanting to come home. He should be released by next Friday they told us. Back at home did some light cleaning and then hit my easy chair with the remote for an afternoon of College Football. For dinner tonight it’s my favorite fish, Crappie. I prepared Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and Cornbread.

 

 

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It’s been too long between Crappie Dinners! So I got in the freezer and grabbed a couple of bags of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida, and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. 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 Extra Virgin Olive 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.

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish. 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 heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Green Beans go well with any meal as far as I’m concerned. Green Beans was my favorite Vegetable growing up even.

 

 

 

I also baked a small skillet of Martha White Cornbread. Cornbread is something I think I could eat every meal. I like Cornbreada nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 
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%
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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans

June 30, 2015 at 4:51 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans

 

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Had a light Breakfast of 2 Eckrich Smoked Turkey Sausage Breakfast Links and a Healthy Life While Grain Muffin, with my morning Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did a load of laundry for Mom. Then went to Kroger and picked up a couple of prescriptions for Dad. Came back and got the leaf blower out and cleaned the drive and around the house. Grilled a Ball Park White Turkey Frank for lunch. After lunch a friend of mine called and wanted me to pick her up to go get her car at mechanics. Busy day. For dinner tonight it’s nothing but good! I prepared Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans.

 
As I scanned the freezer last night for something to have for dinner a bag of that Lake Okeechobee Crappie caught Fried Okeechobee Crappie w Golden Hominy Cut Green Beans 001my eye right away! So I grabbed a couple of bags and put them in the fridge to thaw overnight. Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida are my favorite, just love the taste of them! 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 Extra Virgin Olive 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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For a side dish I opened up a can of Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a good side dish! Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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 ValueZatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
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

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 1, 2014 at 5:18 PM | Posted in 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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Went out this morning around 6:50 this morning to get the morning papers and it was a bit nippy out! The wind was howling, with snow flurries, and the wind chill made it feel like the mid 20’s. The high is only going up to around 40 but with the wind chill will having it feel like the 30’s. And Winter begins! Did some laundry and settled in for a day of College Football. For dinner tonight Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

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I love my Fish, all Fish, but my favorite eating Fish has to be Crappie, Lake Okeechobee Crappie! But my stock of the Crappie has now ran out. Very sad when the year’s supply is gone. So I laid my last 2 bags of the Crappie out of the freezer and in to 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. All out of Crappie until next year!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

 

To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish. 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 heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Green Beans go well with any meal as far as I’m concerned. Green Beans was my favorite Vegetable growing up even. One fantastic Crappie Meal tonight, but my last for a while. For dessert later a SO Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Mini Ice cream Sandwich, one of my new dessert favorites. Made with Coconut Milk and only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Mini Sandwich).

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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%

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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

July 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, Green Giant, hash browns | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

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For Breakfast I warmed up a piece of the leftover Cubed Pork Steak and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with some Sweet and Hot Stone Ground Mustard. Along with my morning cup of fresh brewed Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was bit warmer out today, high of 81 degrees, but still sunny and low humidity. Went and had my car washed and the inside cleaned and come back home and had the cart out most of the day. For dinner tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 
I love Walleye and all other Fish but my favorite eating Fish has to be Crappie, Okeechobee Crappie! But my stock of the Crappie is running low, maybe only a bag or two left. Very sad when this year’s supply is gone. So I laid 3 of bags of the Crappie 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 boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. A great replacement, and sometimes better, for fresh Corn on the Cob. As good as last night’s dinner was, this one was even better! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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%

 

 

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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and…

April 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Crappie, greenbeans, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and Corn Bread

 

 

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I think Spring may have a foot hold on our weather finally! The Winter that wouldn’t go away has finally did just that, go away. Windy but sunny all day and about 70 degrees, My Mom’s Easter Flowers are up and getting ready to bloom, our neighbors are already in bloom. More rain coming, deal with that when it happens. Got the 4 wheel mobility cart out for a while today. It’s still running good and I think I’ve had now for 5 or 6 years now. My Mom’s cousin and her husband stopped by and brought me 10 big and beautiful bags of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida! I love all Fish and Seafood but these have to be my favorite. So for dinner tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Canned Green Beans, Fried Potatoes, and Corn Bread. A Country Style Dinner Feast!

 

 

 

Ready for the skillet!

Ready for the skillet!

They brought them straight up from Florida sealed and frozen. I laid 2 bags out in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 usual this year’s batch of Crappie is just as good as previous years. They came out Golden Brown and delicious! I could just eat these fillets for dinner, or any meal, with no sides needed!

 

 

 
For one side I peeled and sliced some Red potatoes up. Seasoned with Morton’s Salt Substitute and ground Black Pepper. Fried them in a Cast Iron Skillet in Canola Oil, fried on medium high and turned with a spatula several times until both sides started browning. I rarely fix Potatoes like this, but I should. The Potatoes come out so delicious prepared this way. Then for another side I heated up a Mason Jar of the canned Green Beans that we had canned back last Summer. They taste as if they were just picked from the garden. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread but Mom and Dad wanted some Cornbread so I prepared them a small Cast Iron Skillet of Martha White Cornbread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped With a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

http://www.lakeokeechobeebassfishing.com/crappie-fishing/

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southern

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

September 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, hash browns, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

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A dreary and cloudy day out today. Had to run my parents to Cincinnati for my Dad to get a new portable breather. He’s had a home oxygen for a while now but he’s going to have to keep a portable air with him when he’s out. A lot going on locally with Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton and Jungle Jim’s Ring of Fire Weekend in Fairfield, you can read about both in two earlier posts. For dinner tonight, Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens.

 

 
It’s always a sad day when I use my last bags of the Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as the locals there call them “Specks”. My cousin always brings me a batch when they go down for the winter at Lake Okeechobee, Florida. I try to make them last as long as I can but the time has come to break that last bag out of the freezer. I love all fish but these are my favorite fresh water fish by far! Love the taste and just how they fry up so good and brown. I laid the last bag out last night to thaw in the fridge. 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 usual with Crappie they came out Golden Brown and delicious!

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For side dishes I prepared Hash Browns and Collard Greens. I used Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, my favorite Potato side dishes. Fried in Canola Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Also, for the first time, I prepared Collard Greens. They were canned and Walmart Store Brand. Just heated them in a small sauce pan on medium high for 5 minutes, drained, and season with Sea Salt. I think I had Collard Greens 1 other time. They came out very good, a good change of pace for a side dish! For dessert later tonight a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
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

Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn…

July 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn BreadCrappie Red Beans and Rice 001

 

 

 

Spent the better part of the day cleaning the kitchen. Pulled the stove out and cleaned behind it, straightened shelves, and gave the fridge and freezer a good cleaning. While cleaning the freezer I came across tonight’s dinner! I thought I had used all the Okeechobee Crappie that was given to me but I found 4 bags of it in the back of the freezer. So for dinner tonight I prepared Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn Bread. I prepared the Cornbread for Mom and Dad, I had Whole Grain Bread.

 
After the bags of Crappie thawed out I rinsed them with water and patted dry with paper towel. I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put them into a gallon size Hefty Freezer Bag and added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix to the bag. Zipped shut the bag and shook it until the fillets were well covered. Pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 2-3 minutes per side, until they were golden brown. And what a taste, the best tasting Crappie there is! Crappie is Crappie but the ones from Lake Okeechobee have no rivals!

 

 

For sides for this delicious Crappie I prepared some of Grandma Maud’s Red Bean and Rice. I had prepared the Black Beans and Rice several times, and love it, so I thought I would try the Red Beans and Rice. Just follow the easy instructions on the package and you have some great Red Beans and Rice! It had a good Cajun Seasoning to it and was only 100 calories and 16 net carbs. This would go great with a Blackened Chicken or Shrimp. I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and I baked a Cat Iron Skillet of Martha White Cornbread. The Cornbread was for Mom and Dad, I had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dole Chef Cuts Mango Pineapple.

 

 

 

 

Gramdma Maud’s Bean Meals Red Beans and Ricegrandma mauds

Authentic southern cajun flavors combined with a rich, smoky essence make Grandma Maud’s Red Beans & Rice an easy side dish or complete meal with no added meat or fat.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (29 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 100

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0.0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 470mg 20%

Carbohydrates 20.0g 7%

Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%

Sugars 2.0g

Protein 5.0g

 

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Fried Crappie w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

March 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

 

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I just got my yearly supply of Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as they call them there Specks, and the first bags last week and just couldn’t wait no longer to break that second bag out! So easy to fry up and so delicious. Dinner tonight; Fried Crappie w/ Red Potatoes, green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then rolled each fillet in Italian Bread Crumbs. I lightly fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side, golden brown. the taste of Crappie is just incredible! I could eat these at every meal. To go with the Crappie I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

Crappie Tonight!!

March 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Crappie, fish, greenbeans, Idahoan Potato Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

 

 

As Spring inches ever closer I always get my yearly Crappie fillets. My Cousins come home from their 3 month Winter retreat at Lake Crappie 005Okeechobee. Which also means I get a mess of fresh Crappies or Specks as they call them down in Florida. I could eat these every day and not get tired of them. I could not wait to open that first bag up and start frying! I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then rolled each fillet in a Whole Wheat Flour and Italian Bread Crumb Mix. I lightly fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As the picture shows they came out golden brown and the taste unbelievable!

 

For side dishes to accompany the Crappie I prepared a Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread. I used Idahoan Loaded Baked Potato Casserole. The easy and delicious way to have Potato dishes. It’s 150 calories and 22 carbs per serving. The Green Beans were Del Monte Cut Green Beans, just heat in a sauce pan and serve. The Bread, Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Light Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate pudding.

 

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Well if I’m posting about Lake Okeechobee you know it has to do with one of my favorite fish, the Crappie! My cousins dropped off my yearly supply of Lake Okeechobee Crappie! Here’s a little info on Lake Okeechobee.

Lake Okeechobee locally referred to as The Lake or The Big O, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is the seventh largest freshwater lake in the United States and the second largest freshwater lake contained entirely within the lower 48 states. Okeechobee covers 730 square miles (1,900 km2), approximately half the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is exceptionally shallow for a lake of its size, with an average depth of only 9 feet (3 m). The lake is divided between Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties. Maps of Florida[3] show that all five of these counties meet at one point near the center of the lake.

The most common fish in this lake are largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. Pickerel have been less commonly caught.

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.

 

http://www.lakeokeechobeebassfishing.com/crappie-fishing/

 

 

 
Idahoan LOADED BAKED® HOMESTYLE CASSEROLE

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Oven Directions
Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 640mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

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