Pike A'la Ron

Ron loves ice fishing. Ron loves fish. I love Ron's pan fried pike. I had this post on the burner to share because it is so yummy, and my husband makes it so I get a night off! Since we have had such oddly warm winter in Wisconsin ice fishing may soon be coming to an end, but we have some of this great fish waiting in our freezer for another fish fry. Ron came up with this seasoning mix after playing around in the spice cabinet for awhile. The seasonings give the fish a nice bite, but do not overpower the delicate flavor of the fish. This is a great recipe for a Midwest fish fry! Way to go honey!

1 cup all purpose flour (we use gluten free)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
2 lb norther pike fillets (or any other white fish)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Combine flour and seasoning in a medium bowl. Toss fillets in mixture and set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet (we use cast iron) over medium heat. Test oil temperature with a pinch of flour mixture. The oil should bubble and sizzle around the flour when it is hot enough. Place a few pieces of fish into the skillet at a time so they can cook evenly. Thin fillets will only need 2 minutes per side. Remove cooked fish from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. Enjoy with a few lemon wedges.

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