Crappie Recipes BLT Crappie Sandwich Chef Lucia Watson May 19th, 2017 | More From Chef Lucia Watson Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+The classic BLT gets a new and delicious twist by adding a crispy crappie fillet. Serve it with homemade herb mayo on lightly toasted bread with a side of chips or potato salad. This is a fine lunch after a morning on the water. For each sandwich . . . Prepare in advance: herb mayonnaise Then: 1/2 c. flour salt and pepper small pinch of cayenne butter or bacon fat for frying the fish 1 crappie (or other fish) fillet 2 slices good sandwich bread iceberg lettuce 2 slices thick bacon, cooked sliced fresh tomatoes • Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Dust each fillet in the flour mixture. • Heat the butter or bacon fat in a sauté pan until almost smoking. Sauté each fillet about 4 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden. • Toast the bread and spread with the mayonnaise. Layer on the tomato, lettuce, and bacon. • Place the fillet on top of the bacon and top with the bread. Herb mayonnaise… 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. white pepper 1 egg few drops of Tabasco sauce few drops of Worcestershire sauce 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. olive oil 2 tbsp. mixed and chopped fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon, chives) • Put all ingredients except the oils in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process. • With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil in a steady stream. Thin the mayo with a few drops of warm water if it seems too thick. • Stir in the herbs; add salt, pepper, and lemon to taste. Fish Tip: Many anglers believe that panfish like crappies and bluegills are the finest-tasting fish of all. Practice selective harvest with panfish, too, keeping the more plentiful smaller to medium fish and releasing larger ones to sustain good fishing. Cook’s Tip: The key to making mayonnaise is to add the oil very slowly. If the mayo gets too thick, add a few drops of warm water then continue with the oil. Vary the herbs in the recipe for a change of flavor, or you can omit them for a simple mayonnaise. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More crappie-black-or-white Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!