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Someone actually blew up a carp in the lab microwave here at work. The innards hanging from the top surface was pretty bad but the smell was truly awful. The oven was retired....
 

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take one carp, whole but gutted

season to taste with salt and pepper

place on a pine board for cooking

place in oven at 400 degrees for a half hour

remove carp and board

discard carp

eat pine board

;f ;a ;f

in all honesty, i've had carp, and it's not bad when it comes from a clean waterway, cook it like you would any other stronger tasting fish...
 

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Originally posted by flyboy5432H
i've had carp, and it's not bad when it comes from a clean waterway, cook it like you would any other stronger tasting fish...
That's the kicker. Dip in egg then a mixture of fine cornmeal, s&p, basil, and pan fry. Carp from around here aren't very good.
 

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when i was a kid my old man and i used to snag carp at a place called "hot waters" in the winter. the factory nearby released it's cooling water into the lake so it wouldn't freeze. there was a guy there who would buy the carp and shad off us for $.50 a piece. he made soup out of them by putting them through a meat grinder into a 5 gallon bucket. he said it was really good, but i don't usually take the word of a man with one tooth.

we cut one of the shad open once and the contents of it's stomach was this black tar-like substance.

so i guess you could try the soup ;f
 

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For you carp-bashers,

I have tried common carp and grass carp, grass carp are a bit better. Both are very good when pickled, pike or walleye wouldn't be any better.

My only problem is they are a PITA to clean.

I guess I'll try method's methods;f



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I personally have not cooked carp, but when I was younger we used to fish the Mississippi river for them. We could sell the 5 - 10 pounders for up to $5 to the Hmongs that were fishing there with us. It was pretty much a good time had by all. They are fun to catch, but I wouldn't eat one...at least out of the Mississippi.
 

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you ever tried smoking carp ?

its pretty damn good!
 

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I remember the episode on Beverly Hillbillies when Jethros hippie friends were trying to smoke some crawdads...


Smoked salmon is delicious.
 

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Even us NJ people wouldn't eat a Carp. We cut them into little pieces and use them for bait for the catfish.

Can't think of anything else to do with them. ;e
 

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My Granddad's farm was on the New River in Virginia. When someone caught a large carp they would put it in the spring creek which flowed under the footbridge then into Pine Run. The outlet of the spring creek was blocked with large rocks which let the water through but not the carp.
Every day my Uncle would drop a handful of corn into the clear water of spring creek for the fish.
A week or two of that and the meat was a clean as any I've ever seen.
Grandma then boned and cooked the carp.
MMmmmm Mmmmmmm. Love those fishcakes.;9
 

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Originally posted by sooner pete
P.P.if you think carp and walleye are the same on the taste meter,then you have ate way to much pickled carp.
You have not tried my pickled carp, and have no right to bash it.


Originally posted by Dadburn
If You want to eat Carp go right ahead.I don't know hqw to cook them cause I don't eat them.We don't eat gars,jacks,racoon perch and any other trash fish.

WTF?

Perch a trash fish?



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