Southern Fried Largemouth Bass with Jalapeño Hush Puppies

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

Largemouth Bass — Keith ProStaffers tested the FireDisc Grill and the ThermoWorks Thermapen while creating their rendition of Southern Fried Largemouth Bass with Spicy Hush Puppies on location at the Armadillo Ranch in central Mississippi. Both products performed well while creating this Southern staple.

The heavy-duty FireDisc boasts a 22-inch cooking disc, and stands 3-feet in height after a quick setup. With the added FireDisc Power Orifice, the mini propane cylinder is capable of bringing peanut oil to 350 degrees in just minutes. The handy Thermapen from Thermaworks quickly gave us a reading of the oil temperature, letting us know when it was time to fry.

Here are both recipes we used in the video. They both fit well with the FireDisc and should be added to any disc-users arsenal.


  • 15-20 largemouth bass filets
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Peanut oil
  • Ziploc bag


Combine all dry seasonings into Ziploc bag. Add 5-10 filets to bag and shake until all fish is well coated. Add peanut oil to Fire Disc and bring temperature to 365-degrees. Drop coated fish filets into the oil and cook until the fish floats and is golden brown. Be careful not to overcook. Move to plate with paper towels to soak up excess oil.



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