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07-09-2006, 09:58 AM
One time I read how to individually freeze crappie filets. It had something to do with brushing them with water and lemon juice then freezing them on a cookie sheet. That was supposed to keep them from freezer burning and you could use just the amount of fish you want without thawing out a whole bag that was frozen in water. Does anyone know how thats done? Thanks, Speck

frank lawhead
07-09-2006, 10:27 AM

07-09-2006, 10:44 AM
Have you tried putting freezer paper between them.That will keep them from freezing together.And you can take out just what you need.

07-09-2006, 10:46 AM
Here is something I have tried and it works real well. dip fish in egg and milk wash and dredge with you favorite coating. I like to use flour, meal, and cracker crumbs. Freeze on cookie sheet and move to air tight container. You can remove the amount you need to have fish sticks any time you want. Much better than any store bought fish sticks!


07-09-2006, 10:56 AM
Get a foodsaver. It is easy and it will keep fish {or anything else for that matter} good for a very long time.

07-09-2006, 10:59 AM

I have taken the filets and patted them dry on paper towels then drenched them in olive oil and put them on wax paper on cookie sheets and frozen them. After freezing them I keep them in a large freezer bag and just take out the number of filets needed for a meal.

This has worked well for me since all I do when cooking them is thaw sprinkle with garlic powder and bake in the oven. I have held them over six months without freezer burn this way.

This is definitly extra work up front and I won't do it if dressing a large number of crappie.

07-09-2006, 11:33 AM
Get a foodsaver. It is easy and it will keep fish {or anything else for that matter} good for a very long time.
That gives me some great ideas. Miller, I've tried freezing them by vacume sealing but they still freezer burnt. Maybe I was doing it wrong. Thanks, Speck

07-09-2006, 11:41 AM
I use the Food Saver as well. I've never had one burn as long as all of the air was out of the bag. cut the bag one notch bigger than what you think you need, drop in fillets, fold up paper towels (3-4) and put on top of the fillets to absorb water that gets pulled out of the fillets when it sucks out the air.

I like the idea of breading and freezing as well. My mom does that with morels so all she has to do is grab a bag and go.

Blue Duck
07-09-2006, 02:00 PM
I use a vacumme sealer alot (food saver). Never had a problem. Many times I have eaten fish two years old and never had them freezer burned....

07-09-2006, 02:57 PM
FOOD SAVER the only way to go !!!! I have venison over a year old!! from my saver love that little machine !!!! we buy all the marked down meats from our local store (t/bones, porter's) and vac seal and oh man last long times !!

If anyone ever had a dout about them DON'T!! that is money well spent !!!!
Bags little spendy but get when you pay for !!! we had few extra buck one day
and wife told me to buy a back up!!! so we now have 2 food savers!!

we cant live with out it !! we take our fish put it in little water bath then freez it and then vac seal it last many yr's !!!

07-09-2006, 07:23 PM
Freeze them on a cookie sheet, after they are frozen take each
piece and run it under tap water, put them in a freezer bag or plastic
container and refreeze them.the water on the fish will freeze and
they will keep for months. Try It, It has worked for me. It's like
buying a package of individually pieces of frozen chicken.