Free Recipe Pan Fried or Sauteed Yellow Perch

Recipe Type: Free Fish Recipes
Recipe Preparation: cook
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Pan Fried or Sauteed Yellow Perch Recipe

6 sm Yellow perch
4 tb Butter
7-9 long
4 tb Bacon fat or lard
1 Lemon (opt.)
Salt and pepper

Pan Fried or Sauteed Yellow Perch Preparation

Dress, scale, and what the fish, pat dry, salt and pepper, then dredge them in the meal or meal-flour combination. Heat the fat until it is hot enough to cook at once, but not burning, sputtering hot. Lay in the fish, turn heat down to barely a medium flame, and begin to brown the fish. Keep the fish loose from the pan bottom with a thin metal spatula. Taking 8-10 minutes to a side (turn heat low if it seems to fry too fast), brown the fish slowly until crisp. Do not overcook. When the flesh is opaque the fish is done; one hopes it’s all browned by then. Add 4 Tbs. butter to the skillet after removing the fish and squeeze in the juice of a lemon, stir the fat and juices to loosen the dredgings, and pour over the browned fish. VARIATION: After removing the fish from the skillet, toss about 1/3 cup of chopped black walnuts. Brown lightly with the remaining butter and sprinkle over the fish before serving.

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