Patty's Pickled Pike

This is a great pickled fish recipe which can work with more than just pike.  Almost any panfish is delicious prepared this way as well.  feel free to experiment; pickling is a great way to make your latest catch of fresh fish into a tangy snack that's always ready to hit a cracker and go down the hatch.


  • Pike fillets (or other, crappies and sunfish work well)
  • 3 T. salt
  • 2 tsp. pickling spice
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • white vinegar


Fill a 1-quart jar about 3/4 full of fish fillets, cut into small pieces. Add salt, sugar, spices, and onion. Fill to top of jar with white vinegar. Refrigerate for 2 days. Pour fish into bowl and seperate pieces. Repack and let stand 2 more days before eating.

Serving Suggestions

Eat them right from the jar. If you want to get fancy, supply crackers.

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