How to Cook Crappie

When you learn how to cook crappie you will find this is one of the most sought after fish by fishermen. It is quite hard to buy this fish so the answer is to fish for them. The taste is so good and it is an excellent fish for grilling. These fishermen will tell you that the grilling seals in the flavor and juices.

Crappies are a member of the very large family of sunfish. Crappies have a diverse diet of plants, insects and other fish which attribute to their great flavor. If looking to fish, during the day they can be found feeding along the weed beds.

If you are learning how to cook crappie, you will find this fish and the Eel are pretty much like the other fresh water fish in cooking. It all depends on your taste buds to which fish you like in the recipes. In most recipes you can substitute one for another to see which you prefer and what you have available to you.

When learning how to cook crappie, broiling makes great recipes if done correctly. The dry heat brings out the flavor. Caution must be given to not overcooking; quick hot heat.


Clean about 3 pounds fish, season and brush with oil. Bake in a hot oven at 400F degrees for thirty minutes. Garnish with cucumber slices, parsley or lemon wedges to serve.


Cut fish into 2 or 3 inch pieces. Wash in salted water and dry thoroughly. Dredge in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Place in a buttered baking dish and add ½ cup water. Cover and bake in a hot oven 400F degrees for 20 minutes or until eel is browned. (May need to uncover in end to brown a little)


  • 2 Pounds crappie, eel or other fish fillets
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Cup crushed corn flakes
  • Salt/pepper

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Combine the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Crush corn flakes until very fine. Dip fish fillets into the butter mixture and them roll it into the corn flakes. Arrange fish in a greased casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the fish flakes when touched.

FISH CASSEROLE is a simple crappie recipe

  • 2 Pounds fish fillets
  • ½ Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Can cream of celery soup
  • ¼ Can water
  • 2 Cups stuffing mix
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • Salt/ pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Butter a shallow casserole dish. Arrange the fish fillets on the bottom of dish. Salt and pepper fish. Spread the stuffing mix over the fish. Combine and blend the soup and water until smooth; Pour over the stuffing mix. Drizzle the melted butter over the top. Bake until fish is done and flakes when touched.


  • ¼ Cup olive oil
  • 3 Large cloves garlic (Peel and slice)
  • ½ Teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 Pound crappie fillets

Heat olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Stir and sauté for about 2 minutes; add crappie.

Cook a few minutes until bottom browns slightly; turn over and brown on other side.

When fish is thoroughly cooked place on plate; drizzle garlic and pepper oil over fish. 

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