Bryan County children learned how to prepare different fish dishes with the help of the Bryan County 4-H OSU Extension office Wednesday.
As part of a state curriculum, the Extension office and the Bryan County 4-H are offering day camps throughout the summer that will teach children different cooking methods.
During Wednesday’s day camp six children learned how to prepare Tater-Topped Baked Fish with Tilapia, Fish Tacos with Cod, fresh salsa and Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish.
All recipes used came from the OSU Extension Office “Preparing and Preserving Oklahoma Fish” cookbook. Each child received a copy of the cookbook.
After cooking and preparing these dishes the children enjoyed the food they had made for lunch. This was sided with corn on the cob, hush puppies and cheesy garlic biscuits.
OSU Extension Office representative Tommie James said they are teaching children to make healthy, low fat recipes using different types of fish and different cooking methods.
New 4-H Educator Macy Vansickle said her goal is to help kids have fun while learning these healthy recipes and methods as well as opening the door for them to get interested in 4-H.
The next day camp will be held at the Clay Jones Community Building Wednesday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The day camp costs $5 and is open to children ages 9 to 19. Children wishing to participate in the June 19 camp must be registered by Monday June 17.
To register, contact the Bryan County OSU Extension Office at 924-5312.