|Summer isn't just about the harvest from the garden. It's also about the fresh catch|
of the day!
Even more so, from a sentimental point of view, was a small pond in the woods behind my house. Jones' Pond. It was a satisfying, easy mile walk down a well-worn path. It was one of my favorite places. We fished it in the summer. Skated it in the winter. It was home to "suicide hill," a treacherous sled path that steered itself onto the frozen ice below. There were other near-by watering holes, too. Schilling's Swamp. Plum Creek.
Oil for frying, about two cups for a 10 - 12 inch skillet.
|This is what a hand-held beater looks like.|
|Keep the fish coating light.|
|Nicely browned. Notice how the fish has "cracked." An indication it's done.|
|Fresh fish will not smell up your kitchen. Bad fish will.|
Notes: I use White Lily Self-Rising Flour. It's finer in texture than regular flour. Cake flour is a good substitute. Regular flour is fine, just be sure shake off the excess. I generally use corn oil or peanut oil, about two cups for a 10-inch skillet.