Pike Fingers
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Wild summer appetizer: Pike Fingers


Serves: 6


  • 4 cups salted pretzels
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp HP sauce
  • 3 tbsp beer
  • 2 lb skinless pike fillets
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Place pretzels in a plastic bag and break into fine crumbs.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, beat together eggs, sauce and beer with a fork.
  3. Cut fillets into 1-inch-wide strips and pat dry. Dip strips into egg mixture, then place in bag with pretzel crumbs and shake until fully coated. Place coated strips on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes, allowing to dry.
  4. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1/4-inch oil over medium-high heat. Add fish strips and cook until golden brown (at least 3 minutes), turning once.