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UncleKes

White Bass Recipes

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UncleKes

I hit big on White Bass last year for the first time in 55 years of fishing. I had never before caught them and did not know what they were so I threw them back until a friend told me you could eat them.

I read a bit about them before I cooked them and learned you have to remove the red meat parts in order to keep the red meat from tainting the fillets. I fried them up like you would crappies and they were alright but not all the great.

I just wonder if anyone out there has any recipes for white bass that they like? I really like the way they fight but it seems a shame to catch them and take a chance they won't survive afterward? Anyone eat these critters? What is the best way to prepare them?

Thanks;

Tight Lines;

Uncle Kes

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tunrevir

I like to fillet them up, clean all of the red meat off the backside of the fillet, soak them in milk in the fridge for an hour and then mix up an egg dip them in egg and roll them in cornflakes crumbs and fry them up a dash of lemon pepper, a dash of garlic salt and a dash of onion powder. Beer, red potatoes or has browns and dig in. Just like a big old crappie!

Tunrevir~

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hondavxr

I can give you a recipe for a soup. Fillet the white bass, take all the red meat out. Boil some water, with a 5-6 cubes of chicken broth. Once the water boils throw in an onion or two cubed, and a few chopped up tomatoes. Let the vegetables boil for a bit to let the flavors in the liquid. Drop the fillets in and let it boil or simmers 15-20 minutes. Use a quarter to half of a lime and squeeze the juice into the boiling liquid. Add salt and black pepper your liking. Turn off the boiling liquid and then add some cilantro and green onions, now smell the aroma, mmmmm good,it taste just as good as the smell. I have a bunch of other recipes also.

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BigWadeS

I do it very similar to Tunrevir, fillet it out, get the red line off and then soak them and then fry'em up.....

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UncleKes

Hey Thanks everyone@! I will try them. I especially like the Soup recipe because I do like a well made Fish soup or chowder. Especially when you are out on the ice and you have a milk container of the stuff thawed and ready for the pan. Nothing like coming in off the ice or just sitting in your ice house and putting a pan of fish soup or chowder on the Mr. Heater and letting it warm up. Nothing like a hot meal when you are cold and hungry.

It doesn't get better than that in my opinion. Which is another reason (besides meeting other fishermen) why I love ice fishing. I have found over the years that fishemen are the most generous with advice and their time and knowledge than any other group of sportsman out there.

I will try the fried fish tomarrow night for supper. I have about 8 whtie bass left in the freezer and they ought to make a tasty supper.

Once again everyone! Thanks!

Tight Lines;

Uncle Kes

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