By: Jennifer Bateman | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Minnesota's fishing opener was this past weekend, officially beginning at 12:00 am May 9th. Our guests caught northern pike, enough to eat while they were here and a few to take home to their families. Bob and some friends chose to fish for walleyes, and if you saw my Facebook post on May 9th, you'll see that we did not have walleye for supper!
Friend, Mark, with a monster whitefish caught in 2013.
Even though steak was the main course, we did have some fried whitefish as an appetizer. Our friends brought some Minnesota whitefish with them just in case the walleyes weren't biting. While a less popular fish than walleye, they can get really big and are fun to catch. To clean them, you just fillet them like a walleye. The meat is firm and really tasty. Whitefish has a continuous open season in Minnesota with no possession limit. The whitefish we ate was from a Minnesota lake, and I'm afraid you can't catch them in Two Inlets Lake.
Here is a new fish coating recipe that I think you'll like. It's super simple and tastes great. Enjoy!
Two Inlets Resort Fish Coating
- 1.5 parts instant potato flakes to 1 part parmesan cheese (the powdery type in a can, not the fresh stuff)
- garlic salt to taste
Wash and pat dry any variety of fish fillets. Put in a large baggie and shake to coat. Pan fry in enough hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork and breading is browned. Eat. You can also bake the fish if you prefer.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Jennifer and Bob own Two Inlets Resort located north of Park Rapids and south of Itasca State Park. Jennifer enjoys blogging about resort vacations and topics related to lake living.