Author Topic: Small pike, underrated in the fryer  (Read 370 times)

Offline TimK

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Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« on: Dec 29, 2021, 10:03 AM »
Never see much about people eating pike, BUT, if you use the 5 fillet boneless method to cut em up it all comes out pretty good.  I dont taste much difference between pike and walleye/crappie/perch.
 







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Offline JohnnyO19

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Re: Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2021, 10:19 AM »
I've always thought pike were pretty tasty, just gotta get all of the bones out. We got a new air fryer for X-mas, need to give it a shot!

Offline Hardwater2

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Re: Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2021, 10:27 AM »
Pike is fantastic. Been eating them for years.
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Offline DoctorPerch

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Re: Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2021, 04:32 PM »
I agree with you all.  Pike is nice and flaky and very tasty.  Getting the bones out takes a little work but not too hard; multiple filleting techniques will get the job done.  Thinning out a few smaller pike might help some fisheries.

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Re: Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2021, 04:52 PM »
Smaller pike in the 2.5 to 5 lbs range are perfect. I prefer them pan fried in a few tablespoons of butter, rather than deep fried. Bigger ones are sort of fatty / rubbery when pan fried, so on the odd occasion that one doesn't make it (swallowed quick strike, etc), I'll deep fry those.


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Re: Small pike, underrated in the fryer
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2021, 05:00 PM »
I enjoy Pike. Not many options in my area for them though so I don't keep them. When I lived in Minnesota though we ate them regularly.

 



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