RECIPES CRAPPIE By: Raschell Rule Homemade Crappie Patties Recipe Serve this Homemade Crappie Patties Recipe with a homemade garlic-butter sauce Form the patties in this recipe using a mixture of crappie, onion, celery and potatoes. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com) Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups cooked crappie fillets ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped celery 1 cup shredded or mashed potatoes 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 egg, beaten Cracker crumbs, ground in blender 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons canola oil Garlic-Butter Sauce Ingredients: 2 tablespoons homemade unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, minced 4 teaspoons flour ¾ cup milk 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste ¼ teaspoon dried dill (optional) Directions: 1. Mix or grind the crappie fillets, onion, celery and potatoes together. Now add the salt, pepper and egg together. Form into patties. 2. Heat butter and canola oil in a skillet on medium-high and roll the patties in the crushed cracker crumbs (say that 5 times fast). 3. Fry the patties until they are golden brown on each side. 4. To make the sauce, heat the garlic and butter in a saucepan on medium. Whisk in the flour until it forms a smooth paste. Gradually stir in the milk and bring to a boil. Cook for two minutes while whisking the sauce. 5. Remove from heat; add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve garlic-butter sauce with crappie patties. For more crappie recipes, visit MissHomemade.com.