Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are the most popular game fish in North America. Besides those, the New River also supports rock bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and white bass. Everything here can be assembled in advance for cooking over a campfire, grill or back at home.
• 1 Tbl. all-purpose flour
• 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
• 1 Tbl. water
• 1 egg white
• 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
• 2 Tbl. cornmeal
• 4 (6-oz or so) bass fillets, skinned
• 2 tsp. vegetable oil
• 1 tsp butter
• 4 lemon wedges
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a large plastic bag.
Mix water and egg white in a shallow dish.
Blend breadcrumbs and cornmeal in a shallow dish.
Step 1. Place fillet in flour bag and shake to coat.
Step 2. Dip fillet in water-egg white mix.
Step 3. Dredge in breadcrumb mixture
Step 4. Cook in frying pan with oil and melted butter, 3-5 minutes per side.
When fish flakes easily, remove to plate, garnish with lemon wedge.