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Yellow Perch

Considered by many as the “ultimate pan-fried fish,” yellow perch is the perfect addition to your palette. The product benefits from the “Instant Ice Program,” in which the fish are instantly fully covered with ice in secured totes once caught. The result is a fresher, better-tasting product.

John O’s Perch is also MCS certified, meaning it’s a sustainable choice. The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization that recognizes and rewards efforts to protect water supplies and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. John O’s is on board with this kind of environmental leadership and is proud to offer a tasty product you can feel good about consuming.


Origin: Lake Erie, Ontario

Taste: Perch is known for its sweet mild flavour with a firm, flakey-like flesh.

Cooking Methods: Pan sear or deep fry.

Certified Sustainable Seafood
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Freshly cut yellow perch on ice


Pan-Fried Yellow Perch



1 lb. thawed JOF Yellow Perch fillets (Domestic or European)

1 cup Fry Krisp Krispy Fish Mix

1 tbsp of seasoning salt

1 cup of canola oil

1 lemon, plus extra lemon wedges for serving

Tartar sauce of your choice



Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Thaw JOF Yellow Perch fillets (if frozen)

Either overnight in the refrigerator or in a strainer under cold, running water.

Step 2: Prepare Fry Krisp Breading

Scoop one cup of breading and 1 tbsp of seasoning salt in a shallow bowl.

Step 3: Bread the fillets

Simply toss the fillets in the breading and ensure they are completely covered.

Step 4: Heat a fry pan to medium high.

Ideally use a food thermometer to get the canola oil between 350F-375F.

Step 5: Time to pan-fry!

Place a coated fillet in the hot pan skin side up. Flip fillet to cook the second side (approx. 1-2 minutes per side).

Step 6: Remove fillet and drain on a paper towel before serving

Step 7: Serve & Enjoy!!!

Plate the fillets and serve with lemon wedges & tatar sauce.

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