Deep-Fried Crappie with Orange Crush (Recipe)

Deep-Fried Crappie with Orange Crush (Recipe)

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  • 1 lb crappie fillets
  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1-1/2 TBS garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 TBS onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1-1/2 tsp homemade cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1-1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Orange Crush soda


Place the above ingredients in a bowl and mix. Whisk in enough orange crush to make a batter.

In a large heavy skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 2-3 inches of canola oil to 375 degrees.

Dip the fillets in the beer and then coat completely with the batter. Fry until golden brown and drain well on a paper bag. Serve with lemon wedges, tartar sauce and hot sauce.


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