Double Crunch Cajun Bluegill

barbara lentz


My husband loves to fish and now that he is retired I think we are going to have a lot more fish for dinner. I come up with this recipe and it's delicious. It is so crispy with a little kick to it. The fish inside remains moist and flaky. I can't wait until he goes fishing again. I want more.

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5 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


6 large
bluegill fillets
3 large
eggs beaten
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 1/2 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
2 c
panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1/2 c
oil or enough to cover half way up fillets


1Salt and pepper the bluegill fillets.
2Beat the egg with the cream and cajun seasoning. Place in a shallow dish. Pour the panko in another shallow dish.
3Dredge each fillet in egg mixture then panko then back into egg mixture and finish in panko pressing to keep panko on the fillet rather thick.
4Place a skillet over high heat and get it hot. Add oil to come cover half way up each fillet. Fry the fish in batches without crowding the pan. Flip to brown on both sides. Only takes a couple of minutes depending on the thickness of you fish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American