Fresh Fish & Eggs- Your New Ice Fishing Breakfast
While most of the time when we are having a long day out on the ice, we tend to reach for the bacon, sausage and eggs, do your heart a favor and mix it up a little bit this weekend. Fresh fish and eggs is a very common breakfast all across the world and is not only really good, but good for you. We all love bacon (who doesn’t?) but every once in a while it’s great to catch a fish and fillet it on the ice only to have it in your belly minutes later. Check out these ingredients and directions on how to make a tasty fresh fish and eggs breakfast for your next ice fishing outing.
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
– 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
– 2 Tbsp. butter, plus 1 more for eggs
– 4 fresh fish fillets (pan fish)
– 4 eggs
1. Pour the buttermilk into a shallow bowl, and in another bowl or plate, combine the flour and cornmeal with generous dashes of salt and pepper.
2. In a cast-iron skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. While the oil is heating, dip the fillets, one by one, into the buttermilk, then dredge them in the flour mixture, shaking off any extra. When the oil is hot, lay the fillets in the oil and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
3. Remove the fillets to a plate, and cover loosely with foil. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting, and if needed, add an additional slab of butter to the pan. Crack the eggs into the pan and cook, slowly and undisturbed, until the whites are completely set and the yolks have just started to thicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve beside the fillets.
This should be plenty of food for two people, but you can sub in and out your favorite ingredients and fish to make it work for you. Good luck on the ice this weekend and let us know how the breakfasts went!