Dad's Fried Crappie

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 7
    ounces lemon-lime flavored soda
  • 1
    cup pancake mix
  • 1
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1
    lb crappie, cleaned and deboned (or other whitefish)
  • 1
    cup flour, to flour fish
  • 4
    cups vegetable oil (or more)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut fish into pieces no larger than 2 inches.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Flour fish in small batches in a Ziploc bag, then lay on a plate.
  • Allow fish to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 3-4 inches oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat about 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix 7up, egg, pancake mix, and sugar.
  • Individually dip fish into batter and then gently place in oil.
  • Fry about 5 pieces at a time. Oil should be at a simmer when fish is cooking. Fry on both sides until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
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