Fried Catfish Recipes, Hints & Videos
Catfish is an extremely popular food in the southern United States. The tradition of eating this white fish was first brought to our shores by European and African immigrants who considered it a delicacy. No one knows for sure when the practice of breading and frying catfish started, but no one denies that it's an excellent way to enjoy it. Traditional breading ingredients include cornmeal and flour although more exotic toppings are certainly allowed.
Fried Catfish Recipes
Catfish rolled in cornmeal, cayenne pepper, onion powder and paprika, then fried in olive oil to a golden brown. Serve with lemon wedges.
1 C. cornmeal
2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. onion powder
1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil
4 (4 oz.) fillets catfish
1 C. milk
4 cloves garlic, minced
In a mixing bowl, stir together cornmeal, cayenne pepper, paprika and onion powder. Mix well. Pour mixture onto a large sheet of waxed paper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour milk into a medium bowl. Dip catfish filets into milk and hold up and let the milk drip off. Roll the milk-soaked filet in the cornmeal mixture until completely covered. Set aside. Fry the garlic in the hot skillet, but do not burn. Add the coated catfish filets and cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, sprinkling salt on the fish after each turn. Cook until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
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