How to cook Bluegill

Bluegill is a type of freshwater fish that is small in size and commonly found in North America. Here is a simple recipe to cook bluegill:


  • 4-6 bluegill fillets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Rinse the bluegill fillets and pat them dry with a paper towel.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  3. Dredge the fillets in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.

  5. When the butter has melted and the pan is hot, add the bluegill fillets to the skillet.

  6. Cook the fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

  7. Remove the fillets from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

  8. Serve the bluegill fillets with lemon wedges and your favorite sides.

Enjoy your delicious and crispy bluegill fillets!

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