20 Jul

You Don’t Have To Be Up North To Have A “Fish Fry”!

Posted by Craig

Everyone has  been kind in asking about how our fishing trip went. Thank you…it was absolutely amazing. I had my sons attention for a few days and we enjoyed our limit when it came to eating fresh Pickerel, (also known as Walleye, and Dore in Quebec). So may I share with you how we prepare and cook our fish up north, and how you can enjoy your own fish fry at home.


Fresh fish (ideally pickerel or any mild freshwater fish)

Canola oil (no other oil)

Fish Crisp (my favourite is Cajun but there are other flavours)


Onion rings/fries or both


This is the hardest part. Clean the fish and cut them into 1-2 inch squares. If you can do this you have it half licked. Soak the fish in milk and the saturate in Fish Crisp.

Procedure is simple:

Have the oven set at 200F and preheated

Heat up pan or pot with oil to about 300F. But be careful for oil can be nasty if spilled or splashed.

Deep fry onion rings/ fries until crispy, (generally when they are floating in the oil they are done) when done place in the oven to keep them warm and crispy..

Once all the compliments are complete then put the fish chunks in the hot oil.

The same procedure apply for the fish.

Keep warm and serve all at once.

Serve with Aussie Chardonnay…Delicious!


Canola oil, made from rapeseed, a cousin to cabbage and Brussels sprouts, ranks as one of the healthiest oils. It is much lower than most oils in saturated fat, the kind of fat that increases bad cholesterol and contributes to coronary heart disease. Like fish it is high in polyunsaturated fat, and it is also high in monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats improve cholesterol level and control blood sugar and insulin levels. Also like fish, canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Monounsaturated fats improve cholesterol level and control blood sugar and insulin levels.

Compliments of – livestrong.com Jan. 12, 2014

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