We spent the day in Okeechobee, Florida. it has the largest fresh water lake in the state. Okeechobee is Seminole for Big Water.
6 perch, filleted
Vegetable oil or shortening
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, cornmeal or fine dry bread crumbs
How to cook Pan Fried Perch:
Heat oil (1/4-inch) in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of perch fillets with salt and pepper.
Beat egg and water with fork or wire whisk until blended. Dip fish into egg, then coat with flour (cornmeal or fine dry bread crumbs).
Fry fish in batches in oil 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork and is brown on both sides. Fish cooks very quickly; be careful not to overcook.
Remove fried fish fillets with slotted spoons, drain on double layer of paper towels.