So the question is How to clean perch?
Over the years, I’ve eaten lots and lots of perch!
I’m into eating fish, and I’ve eaten a lot of both freshwater and saltwater fish. In my opinion, and I’m not alone, Yellow perch are one of the best-tasting freshwater fish. Perch are the real deal and If I had to choose, it would be the only fish I would ever eat.
And when you get over a school of perch, that can mean a big pile of work to do at the end of the day on the back end of fishing, having fun, and harvesting perch.
Today I’m going to show you (watch the above video!) how we process through a massive pile of perch using an electric fillet knife to get delicious fillets off the fish. We will get the rib cage out and then using a smaller knife from Bubba Blades to get every bone for a tasty fillet.
*With smaller fish, and for people who fry their fish, some folks choose to leave the pin bones. Personally, I like to remove them. You really are not wasting much meat, and, when I have people over for a big perch fry, I don’t want to be worrying about my guests encountering any bones. Watch the video to see how to remove the pin bones.
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