Everyone you talk to either has a preference or maybe their own recipe for deep frying fish. In this article we go over our top 5 picks for the simple store bought stuff.
A mildly-spicy favorite among fishermen from not just the Great Lakes. This stuff has an almost cult like following from the catfish community as a go-to breading. It is also popular on perch, crappie, and bluegill.
We have all tried this. It is generally readily accessible in the grocery stores. This just add water wet batter can be thinned down to provide an ultra light coating to your favorite fish or if you coat the fish in flour prior to dunking it in this can become a thick and crispy exterior. The best part is you can add in flavors to change this fish batter to your own liking, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper are our favorite little additions to this.
Most of us have been using Shore Lunch products forever. This is our top pick from their assortment of fish batters. I have heard of guys coating everything from Shrimp to Chicken with this fish breading. Simple and effective.
Honestly this is one of our top pics. It is incredibly simple to use. You just buy the bag dump the contents into a large freezer bag add some damp fillets and shake them around till they are coated. The results are a very thin yet crunchy coating on your favorite Great Lakes fish.
Another very simple to use dry breading. This one is seasoned a little more than the Louisiana breading above. We know many anglers who keep bags of this stuff on hand for the last minute fish fry.
If you haven’t tried one you kind of need to. Simple idea with very easy clean up. Add your batter of choice on one side, fish or meat on the other and shake away. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup after use.