|King Fish aka White Croaker aka Ronkie Recipe, exerpt from Peter Howorth's "Foraging Along the Pacific Coast."
"White Croaker (ronkies) are actually very good to eat. People who maintain these fish are wormy have probably never tried them. White croakers are generally less wormy than halibut. Besides, the worms are harmless once they are cooked."
"Ronkies make good Fish 'n' Chips. Combine one cup flour with 1/2 cup water. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Beat thoroughly, adding 2 eggs as you stir."
"Deep-fry several sliced potatoes until they are golden brown and well cooked. This takes about 20 minutes. Next, dip boneless chunks of ronkie fillets into the batter and deep fry until they are a crispy, golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve."
Tried it once when I was a kid. If anything like their cousin, the yellow-fin croaker, any recipe calling a white meat fish will do.