Alternative Names: Sac-a-lait

Monterey Bay Recommendation: No recommendation. No commercial fishery.

Uses in Cooking: Mostly this fish is just served at fish fry events battered and fried. The small thin fish are perfect for pan frying.

Similar Fish: Largemouth bass, tilapia, rockfish

Description: The meat of this fish is almost entirely clear. It has small tight flakes and almost no natural flavor. It takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with.

Fun Facts: The alternative name for crappie is French for "sack of milk".