Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
mtheis

Deep frying fish

Recommended Posts

I currently deep fry my fish with a recipe that was popular here at one time. It involved dipping dried fillets in pancake mix, wet them in eggs and milk, and then coating them in potato flakes. This has tasted dilicious, but here is my problem. They seem to taste bland? What do you guys do to increase the flavor of your deep fried fish? Does the act of deep frying it remove the flavor of the batter? Can't seem to get it right!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you seem to be only using what you have mentioned. try putting your favorite seasoning eighther on the fish fillets prior to the dipping process or put the seasoning in with your batter and mix it in. i would lightly season the fillets and season the batter. good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Salt and pepper? Old Bay? Lawry's Seasoned Salt? Cayenne pepper? I have used all of them to season fried fish and have to say they're all good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Instead of the potatoes try dipping them in corn flake crumbs, you can buy them precrushed by the other breadings and they add a nice crunch and mild sweet flavor that's not overpowering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your not going to get much flavor out of a pankake....add some seasonings to taste.

Speaking of pan-cakes the absolute best instant pancake mix is Sturdiwheat...Just Add Water and you're in heaven...seriously a must try.

They also have cajun and lemon fish fry mixs that are to die for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of pan-cakes the absolute best instant pancake mix is Sturdiwheat...Just Add Water and you're in heaven...seriously a must try.

Better than Krusteaz???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used Col Ranch Doritos and that was pretty good. The other thing I have found is McCormick salt Free Garlic and Herb seasoning. Great on Chicken, Pork and Fish. Also, amkes great garlic toast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used Andy's Red for years for the batter. Rinse the fish and let dry a little and then shake on the Andy's. No egg, milk or anything else needed. It fries excellent and isn't heavy tasting at all. If you want the fish to have any other flavor just season before you add the coating. This will be a very light coating, if you are looking for a heavy batter this isn't the one to try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't done it in a while, but I always like taking saltine crackers and almost powdering them with a rolling pin, add a little lemon pepper and call it a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I add chopped dehydrated onions from the spice jar and salt to the potatoes, it makes for an onion ring tasting fillet. Delicious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All of these suggestions are good and will help, but I think that reinhard1 nailed it on the head. Just mix in your favorite spice to the batter. My wife does a mix of lowry's seasoned salt and cayenne red pepper. Anything will work, just be creative and adventurous....or the old standby, but add something to that batter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The oil you fry them in also makes a difference. Canola is a nice light oil which resists darkening but adds little flavor. Peanut oil is my favorite. Corn oil too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try 1 part flour, 1 part seasoned bread crumbs, and one part Panko bread crumbs. Dredge in egg, bread, and let sit in fridge for about an hour to stiffen up. Some of the best fish I've ever had.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the originall Shore Lunch mix with a bit of pancake mix and some Italian bread crumbs, or saltines, or any kind of chips I may have around mixed in. No other dipping needed. A very light, very good breading mix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also use the original Shore Lunch.But I mix it 50-50 with Cornmeal Shore Lunch.Good flavor and crunchy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

egg, crushed rice krispies, little surger and what ever seasonig you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup corn flour

1/4 cup corn meal

1 Tbsp Old Bay

1 tsp Cajun

Beer

Mix adding beer until it resembles a thin pancake batter. Dip cut up filltes and deep fry. Good for deep fried veggies too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I say don't keep any gas in anything that is going to sit. Any problems with fuel are water problems not the alcohol. You take out the alcohol in Minnesota in winter you get frozen fuel lines. This was common in winter for decades until ethanol was added but they used isopropyl rather than ethyl alcohol. In fact many of the " remedies" are just other forms of alcohol. If you get so much water in the fuel that the alcohol gets saturated and phases out then you have a contamination issue and the problems won't be solved by  removing the alcohol. You will just have more unbound water sitting at the bottom of your tank building sludge.   Lots of the problems with small engines are derived from the chemicals that come up with the crude in the well. Companies blend this into the fuel rather than pay to dispose of it and that is what gunk's up the fuel system. Gumout was invented long before ethanol and carb cleaner was a regular maintenance procedure needed because of those chemicals mucking up the fuel system. Alcohol is a very good solvent and it does a good job of cleaning up deposits left from those chemicals but as a consequence of that cleaning action you will get clogged Jets and such periodically. But in that case alcohol is the good guy that is cleaning up the dump left behind by the fuel. 
    • I tell people all the time do not use ethanol at all in equipment your store for extended times. I often hear but, but I use it in my car all the time. I respond do you drive your car often? Yes they say. I tell them then your fuel did not have time to become water saturated. There is good reason wise car collectors store their prized classics with non-ethanol fuel only.
    • Bacterial growth in carb bowl filled with water & ethanol. The ethanol component of the fuel becomes saturated with water and settles to bottom of fuel tank. Over time it goes down fuel line by gravity into carb bowl as fuel evaporates out. The water saturated ethanol separates from gasoline as it is heavier.
    • Here is some of the jelly from water being absorbed by ethanol and then bacteria acting on it. Luckily I caught this early before it caused more corrosion. Will post pic of rag with "jelly" (bacterial slime) I pulled out of this carb bowl. Stihl also has some wonderful pics & warnings of damage done by ethanol you can google.
    • Oxidizers were federally mandated in 1997. Politicians took big contributions from the ethanol industry which is set up to benefit ethanol manufacturers and big operations. It has in fact hastened the demise of small and medium farms and the rural communities that depended on them. The farm belt has suffered greatly as a result of regulations passed that benefit the big operations. Small & medium farmers cannot compete with growing ag corporations who can buy seed with big discounts, often exploit illegal workers and can ship product cheaper. Corn had it's short 10 year or so boon after 1997. But that went bust as more marginal land was tilled under & overproduction was achieved to the benefit of ethanol producers. Many farms are still going bust or selling out to the big corporations. 75% of the land in production is owned by big corporate farms. 30 years ago you could flip that number around. So what has this gov't subsidy done for most farmers? Put them out of business!
    • Sorry if I came across as a bit abrasive.  Some of us can get a little surly around here and sometimes we forget we aren't talking to one of the other surly long-timers.   I get what you're saying about a more hunting specific truck with some specific bells and whistles designed with hunters in mind.  I do think the best way to get a truck like that would be to find the base model truck you like for all of the normal stuff trucks come with and then look for some sort of after market option.  There has to be a pro or 2 out there that can take on such a project if you aren't up for tackling it yourself.  I'd be a bit nervous cutting into a new truck as well so would look to hire it out as well.   A couple things that I'd like.  A winch in the bed like you mentioned.  Could be used for loading deer, portable ice houses, or other large loads when you don't have another guy to help. Some sort of instant heat or maybe an app that could start your car from the stand. Maybe some sort of gun safe type lock box behind the seats or in the floor so that if you can keep your rifle or shotgun cased and locked up.  It could be useful for times you may want to sneak out for a hunt after work and you want a better way to secure your firearm when at work.
    • Just a seasoning packet. Adjust the recipe as you see fit. A late summer batch with fresh sweet corn off of the cob works pretty well.     
    • I have a nice truck, but.... For 1 week a year there are things that I would like to change/add. Keyless start would go with keyless entry, like the new ranger boat, punch in your number and go. I can not turn off my lights on my gmc sierra. I install 12v electronics professionally but I wouldn't feel as comfortable cutting into wiring harnesses to add switches as I am tearing all wiring from a boat and doing it from scratch. I'm not trying to hide from the animals, I don't want people to know where my hunting spots are and chrome sticks out bad. I go farther and climb higher and sit longer than 95% of fellow hunters which is why I average 6.3 deer/year (legally) but people who know of my success will seek out my parking spot and return thinking that its the only good spot to hunt. Anyways... I was just trying to open up a friendly conversation about a perfect hunting rig to get people out of the political talk that HSO seems to be about. My best stand is walking distance from my house so all I need a truck for is to retrieve my bucks. Was hoping for something besides abrasive comments and criticism that seems to follow most of my posts. I'm sorry I will quietly read and keep my fingers away from the keyboard. I made it into the ALL TIME RECORD BOOK with a 172" typical public land giant when I drove a 2000 Chev Malibu 24k gold edition anyway. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful time. 
    • Check your throttle position sensor voltage. KOEO you should see .8 to 1.0 volts with the throttle closed.  
    • Spring officially arrived March 20 with the vernal equinox and temperatures leading into it were very spring like, bringing a close to much of the outdoor winter recreation across the state. Snowmobile trails now remain open in only a handful of northern counties on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Snow Conditions Report (exit DNR) and more are expected to close with warm weather this week. Many state parks and forests have discontinued ski trail grooming, so even if a spring snowstorm arrives most trails will not be groomed. Most mountain bike and horse trails are closed and will remain closed until they dry out. There is still up to 2 feet or more of snow in some northern counties, making it a great time to get out and explore on snowshoes, which are a must for trekking out in the woods.Flood waters were rampant last week in some areas of southern Wisconsin but many went down over the weekend. As of March 20, the Trempealeau River had dropped to minor flood stage and the Crawfish, Rock, Fox and Manitowoc rivers were expected to remain in moderate flood stage through next week. .
×
×
  • Create New...