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Recipe for pickerel
« on: Feb 06, 2017, 12:35 AM »
I was out this weekend and caught two pickerel around 20 inches while bluegill fishing.  I have never kept them before and thought I would give it a shot.  I have heard you could bake them.  Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to fix them.  Thank you

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2017, 05:34 AM »
20 inch pickerel......  sun rendered on the ice ....sea guls love  them

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2017, 06:28 AM »
Fish cakes.....maybe !!

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2017, 06:32 AM »
 
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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2017, 06:35 AM »
Try pickling them!! I know the thought of pickled fish always kinda sounded funny until I tried it and its delicious on crackers. The vinegar dissolves all the bones and the meat is nice and firm not mushy like i thought. I make mine hot like dilly beans and i put a lot of garlic and onions in there that are delicious when pickled also! Very easy and a nice bar snack....
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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2017, 07:41 AM »
I would check on this board.  ;)

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:12 AM »
we do them just like a pike  then batter and fry   very tastie

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:28 AM »
Cold water pickerel are pretty tasty, reason most people don't mess with them is the Y bones and not knowing how to remove them properly.
If I keep any, it's also batter and fry them.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #9 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:34 AM »
Make a chowder and add smoked kielbasa.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:38 AM »
Dig hole in garden. Insert pickerel, cover hole and let marinate for eternity.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2017, 09:22 AM »
Survival food  :o
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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2017, 10:02 AM »
Fillet just like a perch, remove skin and ribs, leave Y bones.  Cut off the last 3 inches of filet closest to tail that has no Y bones.  I call those "tips", a nice clean piece of meat.  Take remaining filet and run through the meat grinder twice.  Form into patties, bread and deep fry.  Y bones grind up.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2017, 12:36 PM »
I agree with Ranger.     Put filets in a blender with egg and seasoned breadcrumbs.   Grind.  Form into patties.  Fry and eat just like crab cakes.  Maryland never had it so good.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #14 on: Feb 06, 2017, 01:01 PM »
I'm a big fan of the patty method mentioned by ranger. I like to add a bit of peppers, onions, and parm cheese to the grind as well
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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #15 on: Feb 06, 2017, 01:07 PM »
I'm a big fan of the patty method mentioned by ranger. I like to add a bit of peppers, onions, and parm cheese to the grind as well

My buddy has added shrimp also.
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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #16 on: Feb 06, 2017, 01:20 PM »
Pickling is a fantastic way to use them, as is the patties, we make a lot of them every year as Honeoye is full of pickerel, grind them and add whatever you like they are very tasty. Most recently we made them into burgers and grilled them put a scoop of fresh coleslaw on top and they are great. They are a very tasty fish through the ice, timely to clean if you want boneless. Please keep the unsportsman like comments to yourself, no one wants to hear about your wasting of fish, even if it is in jest.

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2017, 01:58 PM »
Great post as many people seem to think there garbage I really enjoy the patties and cant wait to try and pickle some up

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #18 on: Feb 06, 2017, 02:21 PM »
if you trap they make great coon and mink bait ......skin and heads  in ajar  left in sun makes great fish oil too!

as far as eatting the  cakes are good  or  you can pressure cook or can them ...... if you pickle   you should  freeze  them  first  fresh water  fish carry a lot of  nasty things and pickling doesn't  kill them

of course ya could stop messing with pickerel and  go catch a couple walleyes to eat instead   ;D ;D

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Re: Recipe for pickerel
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2017, 02:56 PM »
I skin and season and flour whole fish.without head and tail. fry in butter and olive oil medium heat. I even cover after both sides are brown. When done i remove, and pull out comb and y bones. Nice eating fish. had last night. I have to try the fish cakes next though.

 


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