deep fried and blackened are my two favorites
blackened crappie is simple, light oil in a pan, I use canol oil, take the washed dried filets and sprinkle paul prudhommes (fish blackening) on them an put them in pan medium high heat till tender and blackened up then scoop and eat, can put light or heavier amounts of fish blackening, has a great spicey taste, good for diet food.
deep fried with peanut oil, you can use ground up freetos,ritz crackers, bisquick pancake mix etc.
my favorite is regular saltine crackers, use a roller to smash them down then I put some regular flour in that mix-just to bound the mix, plus pepper,garlic powder,onion powder. Take milk (you can add beer to that) your choice and a couple eggs that are whipped, take dried fillets dip them in the egg/milk take them out and roll them in the cracker mix and put in deep frier greese at about 350 degrees till golden brown-keep the heat up so that the fillets don't absorb the oil and don't over cook it does not take long, take out drain on paper towels and done. For a nice spicey taste use regular (yellow mustard) instead of milk,beer or the eggs.
Now that I am on my diet? I have gone to the blackening cooking as it is low fat etc.
You can experiment with different mixes, I know people that use white and yellow corn chips (rolled into crunchy mix) cornmeal, there are (canned cracker crumbs) and premade batter mixes for rolling the fillets in but they all taste stale to me