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6 Tasty Recipes for Crappie

Nothing beats a good meal of fresh fish! Here are six unique ways to prepare crappie.

6 Tasty Recipes for Crappie
The Homemade Crappie Patties Recipe uses a mixture of crappie, onion, celery, and potatoes. (Photo courtesy of
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Need a way to cook up all the crappie you bring home? We've rounded up six delectable recipes that are sure to have you running back to the lake for more.

Homemade Crappie Patties Recipe

Serve this delicious crappie recipe with a homemade garlic-butter sauce.


  • 3 cups cooked crappie fillets
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded or mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cracker crumbs, ground in blender
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Garlic-Butter Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons homemade unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill (optional)

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Potato and Crappie Chowder Recipe

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Potato and Crappie Chowder tastes great when served with a fresh salad and bread. (Photo courtesy of

This creamy crappie chowder recipe is easy to make and it tastes delicious.


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Deep-Fried Crappie Recipe

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Serve this Deep-Fried Crappie Recipe with lemon wedges and tartar sauce for dipping.

This deep-fried recipe works well with crappie, as well as any other type of fish.


  • 1 pound crappie fillets
  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons oregano
  • 1 ½ tablespoons homemade garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons homemade onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons homemade cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • Orange Crush soda
  • Canola oil

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Crappie Cocktail Recipe

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With crappie already having a taste similar to crab, this crappie cocktail recipe gives it the perfect enhancement of flavor.

Simple to make and healthy to eat, this tasty cocktail recipe can be made with crappie, tilapia, or any other white-fleshed fish.


  • 4 crappie fillets (6 to 8 ounces each), cut into finger-sized strips
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 6 to 8 ounces crab or shrimp boil
  • Cocktail sauce

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Crappie Scampi Recipe

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Try this tasty Crappie Scampi Recipe with melted butter and garlic. (Photo courtesy of

This Crappie Scampi Recipe is a freshwater twist on the traditional shrimp dish.


  • 4 crappie fillets
  • Fresh garlic, to taste
  • Butter, melted
  • Bread crumbs

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Crappie Tostada Recipe

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Top this crappie tostada recipe with salsa, lettuce, cheese and sour cream.

Make this south of the border inspired dish with fresh crappie fillets.


  • 4 crappie fillets (6 to 8 ounces), skin removed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ears fresh corn, shucked
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups black beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Jack cheese
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 ½ cups green chile salsa
  • 8 slices ripe tomato
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ¼ cup sour cream

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