ok. this is a work in progress. first take. ill give it a 6 out of ten. heres why. ok. ive caught a bunch of bluegills lately. i had heard from two folks that you can grind them bones and all and fry. bones fry up. so i decided to try and come up with a good recipe to make a seasoned cake or popper if ya will. heres what i did. took 60 small bluegills. cleaned dressed and scaled. removed the fins by sliceing through the fish just below the skin . soaked 48 hours under refridgeration in heavely salted water. ran them through a med plate meat grinder. about every 10 fish i had to un clog cutting plate. seems about 50% of the bones got trapped in there. so that was a +. then i cane up with a base seasoning. this is first run. 2 tsp salt. 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp cayanne pepper 1/2 tsp cilantro 2 tsp lamon pepper 5 tsp powdered instant hushpuppie mix as a binder 1 medium onion very finly chopped in food processor 2 tsp lemon juice. mixed in with 1.5 lbs ground fish. spooned the mix into muffin pans about 3/8" thick and froze. this first batch i added 4-5 pieces of diced jalapeno. after froze i removed them and had grease hot. after the outside became sticky (2-3 min) i shook the cakes in cajun andys. fried till floating and another min or two. heres the pics.