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eyedawg

Wondering whats the best way to cook up a pout? never tried it before and would like to see if its true what they say thanks

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LakeoftheWoods

take out the backstraps and sautee them in lots of butter. eat them almost like lobster, with the dipping of them in butter and whatnot.

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Boar

Cut out the backstraps down from the back bone an just abouve the latteral line, just like you would a deer, Try deep frying them too, cut them into chunks so they cook evenly an dont burn the batter coating, much like you would deep fry any other fish. Yummmm. Boar

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AHLHAWK81

Fry up some thick maple bacon and add some of the grease to the melted butter, dip and add a couple shakes of pepper...ummm

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doug3351

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Type in Burbot (spelling?) name of the fish, on Y tube and you will find an example of someone cleaning one. Boil it in water and milk and serve it with melted butter was the advice I was given have'nt tried it let, us know how it turns out.

Doug

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Bobber Stopper

Ive always boiled mine, alot like cooking lutefisk, get water boiling and add meat bring back to boil and cook for maybe another minute, strain it out and either dip in melted butter or saute in melted butter for another minute or so,MMMMM Im drooling, I need to go catch some!!

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walleyvoyager

Just got back from a three day trip out of zippel. Cought 9 pout during this trip. 4 of them had really good size. Like people say it the poor mans lobster. We do ours in boiling water and also breaded and deep fried. Both are awesome.

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Neighbor_guy

There was a thread going here recently about cooking them. Try searching pout or eelpout.

Personaly I like to fry pout medalions in shore lunch and searve with mayo, hoarseradish, and a shake of tobasco.

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Walterwontfalter

cut the backstraps into chunks and drop them into a pan with butter and either Mountain Dew or 7-up and a little butter in it. When they curl and firm up turning white, not clearish or "Opaque" they are done. Dip in some more melted butter...mmmmm Just don't do like my buddy. He drank too many Hamm's and Glueks and all his poor eelpout ended up on top of the snow by his car. Sad, sad night.

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s2h

Boiling them in Mountain Dew is what I have done. Good stuff.

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nicolas hanson

One of these days I'm going to try and get past the looks of them and try and clean one. How big of one does it take to make it cleanable? (length wise)

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northerndave

I wont bother unless they are approaching 5 pounds or larger, which is usually not a problem.

there's not a whole lotta meat that you get out of them, big tub of guts swimming around with that little bit of back meat... mmmm, sounds tastey eh? proportionally to there body size, the ammount of meat is dissapointing.

But it is good.

smile

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Neighbor_guy

I agree with the 5-7lbs being the cuttable size.

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Flakeoutdoorsguy

butter, dill weed, mrs dash, and lemon pepper is pretty good.

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decoy

Caught 2 this weekend.

I cut it into scallop size pieces (about 1/2 inch thick)

Beer batter and deep fry.

Even my wife love's it!

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