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Potato-Fried Fish

SERVES 4 Ingredients:1 ½ lbs. freshwater drum, white bass, yellow perch, or other fish fillets, fresh or frozen1 t salt¼ t black pepper1 egg, beaten1 T water1 C potato flakes (look for gluten-free varieties; instant mashed potatoes will work, too)1 pkg. (7/10 oz.) dry onion or...

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Parmesan Perch

SERVES 6 Ingredients:2 lbs. perch fillets2 eggs3 C saltine crackers1 T pepper Parmesan cheeseCooking oilDirections:Mash the saltines into very fine crumbs; in a separate bowl beat eggs and pepper until well-mixed. Fillets should be patted completely dry, then dipped into the egg batter and rolled in...

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Wisconsin Fish with Bacon-Mushroom Stuffing

SERVES 12 Ingredients:6 medium skinless perch or saugeye fillets½ pound small shrimp, coarsely chopped6 slices bacon, diced½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms2 cups soft bread cubes1 tablespoon minced onion2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon sage½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 egg,...

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Miso Marinated Perch

Ingredients:sake¾ cup mirin2 cups white miso paste1 ¼ cups granulated sugar¼ chopped scallions (or more)1 tbps. freshly grated ginger (or more)8-12 yellow perch filletsDirections:Bring the sake and the mirin to a boil in a saucepan for about 20-30 seconds to boil off the alcohol. Turn...

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Perch Sandwich

SERVES 6 Ingredients:2 lbs. mild and flaky fish fillets (fresh or frozen). Whitefish or perch would work well.½ tsp. salt, or to taste½ tsp. garlic powder1/8 tsp. liquid hot pepper sauce, or to taste2 tsp. olive oil Directions:Thaw fish if frozen. Cut into serving sized portions (about...

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Yellow Perch Chowder

SERVES 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter3 tablespoons flour1 onion, finely chopped3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes3 stalks celery, chopped1 cup corn1/2 cup mushrooms5 cups vegetable stock1 pound yellow perch, filet into 1-inch pieces1 large bay leaf2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped1/2 cup milkTo taste...

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Sesame Fish Steaks

SERVES 3 Ingredients:3 fish steaks (whitefish, halibut or ocean perch) about 1 inch thick3 teaspoons oil or margarine2 cups soft, whole wheat bread crumbs1 teaspoon vegetable salt1/2 cup sesame seeds1/2 teaspoon thyme3 tablespoons butter or margarineDirections: Oil baking pan with 3 teaspoons of oil or margarine. Salt...

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Oven Fried Perch Fillets with Tartar Sauce

Ingredients:1 pound perch fillets1/2 cup wheat germ1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs (preferably whole wheat)4 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted1/2 cup milkSalt and pepper for seasoningDirections:Mix wheat germ and bread crumbs on piece of waxed paper. Dip fillets in milk, then press into crumb mixture. Place...