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They aren't bad. If you want to fry them then, scale them, fillet them, score them, roll in cornmeal and fry in very hot oil.

They are best, IOP, pressure cooked. Then use them to make fish patties' or fish loaf' or fish and noodles, or fish chowder...ect

I would rather be fishin'.

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Drum, out of freshwater or a clear lake, are good to eat depending on the size. Cut the red meat out and fry or make fish cakes like GF said. Cut the rocks out of their head and you will have a couple of Lady Luck charms!

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I have eaten them but I don't like them. I think their meat is coarse and grainy. But those Texas folks like their red drum.

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My buddy and I just ate some this past weekend that we caught out of the Pomme de Terre river because we were desperate for a fish fry on our trip and that is all we mostly caught. Compared to the blue gill we fried up they were not very good of course. The meat was very white when filleted but seemed kind of rubbery compared to the blue gill. Of course not to many fish fry up as good as blue gill.

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I used to fillet, remove the redmeat, then cut in strips, put in hot water till it turns white, chill, then dip in cocktail sauce. Got the recipe from MDC Magazine,they called it poor mans lobster. I don't know what lobster taste like but I like dipping things in shrimp cocktail sauce. Vince

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To me Drum die pretty fast so I catch them,gut them and put them on ice.

But thats just what I do with them.I do like them though.

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