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I'm a big fan of bringing some gills home for dinner, and judging by some of the photos and discussions I've seen on this site, it seems many of you are as well. Nothing beats a nice fillet right out of the fryer, and that brings me to my question. What do you all use for breading/seasoning? Personally, I am a big fan of Andy's fish breading, but I am curious to know everyone else uses. Bread crumbs, cornmeal, Old Bay, etc?

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I use zatarains fish mix. See what you did Dave now im getting hungry. lol
Haha. Makes me hungry, too. Blame Jim Gronaw - his picture is what got this started.
I like Andys also along with Cornmeal,Shorelunch,and anything else that looks good.
Drakes batter. I use it as a dry mix on the fillets.
Beer Batter and McIlennys Tabasco sauce,or Beer Batter,Pepperman organic pepper blend and Maries Blue Cheese dressing as a dip.

Gotta try a Cornmeal again.
Ok here is what I use: 1 cup flour, 1 cup cracker meal, I cup bread crumbs, Tbl spoon of Garlic powder,tbl spoon onion powder, tbl spoon lemon pepper, Bowl of flour by itself. 2 eggs with a splash of milk. Mix cup of flour,crackermeal, and breadcrumbs with the garlic, onion powder and lemon pepper. Whisk the eggs and milk in a big bowl. Now I like a light coat of breading on my fish. so this is how I do it. Coat the fish in the egg/milk mixture, then coat them in flour mixture, shake off the excess and fry them at medium high in a skillet or deepfryer at 375*. cook till lightly browned. If you want a heavier coating, dip in egg mix first then in bowl of flour, back in egg wash, then in the flour mixture. My wife and kids love it when I cook panfish! Enjoy!!
Forgot to say I use a 1gal plastic bag to put the coat mix in. Then place the fish in the bag a shake till they are all coated with the breading!
GoldenDip makes a great light coating for gills. I also pre-dip in aan egg & milk mixture = yum yum
seasons filets with tony chacheries , mix with egg wash, roll in cornmeal, fry in peanut oil , or try a tempura batter , it's extra good also.
Salt and pepper, dust liberally with cornmeal or cornmeal mix, and drop them into some really hot oil. I've never seen any reason to vary from this time-tested recipe.;-)
Fryin Magic!! Can't be beat, and cheap too!!

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