Do you love big bluegill?
Do any of you bluegill eatin' aficionado's season your oil before you fry?....I do!...it makes a big difference.
I normally work in a 10" cast iron dutch oven when frying, and typically cook in a 2 inch oil depth.
Set on high...When oil reaches 220 deg, I add 3 strips of bacon...remove when done.
Then add one medium-large onion cut in 1/4" rings to oil....cook until caramelized and remove.
Turn heat off (oil will be hot) and add 2 large cloves of garlic sliced 1/8" thick....cook until browned and remove.
Reheat oil to 375 deg and cook your fish!....tasty, tasty, tasty!....serve bacon, onions, and garlic chips as a garnish to your wonderful fish meal!
If this made you hungry....I achieved my goal!