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How to get crappie fillets crispy

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By tinglev - Posted on 01 October 2010

My crappiei fillets are never crispy like I like them. They are done and taste good but I want a little crisp to them. What am I doing wrong?

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Are you using one of those indoor kitchen fryers? The reason I ask is most will not hold a 375 degree oil temp. 365 to 375 degrees is the key. Use a turkey frying thermometer. Control the temp of your oil. Too cool and you get mushy fillets. Too hot and you burn the fillet. Get your fire adjusted to where it will maintain the 375 and only put in a few fillets at a time. Don't put in more fillets until the oil is back to 375 again.


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