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Serbian Carp
Number Served: 4

Ingredients:

Marinade:
1/2 cup oil
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
salt, white pepper
chopped parsley
lemon juice

Carp
2 pounds carp filets
Flour
Salt
Oil for frying

Directions:

Layer carp in a shallow dish and cover with the marinade.
Cover with a plate to hold it down in the marinade.
Let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator.
Remove the fish and allow the marinade to drip off.
Salt and flour the fish.  
Heat oil in a pan and fry till crisp

Notes & Variations:

Contributor:  Mike Estes, RRGC

Anecdotes

In the late 1880's the U.S. Fish Commission imported German Carp and envisioned the carp would be raised in ponds, harvested and sold in markets. Carp has never become a food source as planned by the Commission but if caught during the right time of year, in a clean location and properly cooked, they can be excellent fare.  The RRGClub received three carp recipes from a Northwest family that describes (in German) how carp can be prepared and served.  The recipes were a little vague in places so some judgments were necessary.  The Club extends special thanks to Bonnie for translating the recipes and suggesting some clarifications.