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Fried Catfish

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15 Min

Fish fries are as commonplace in the South as clambakes in New England. They're often the focal point of church fund-raisers and other town social events.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets (about 2 pounds total)
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine the egg, mustard, and hot pepper sauce; mix well. In another shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, flour, and salt; mix well.
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot but not smoking.
  3. Dip catfish fillets in egg mixture then in cornmeal mixture, coating completely.
  4. Cook fillets a few at a time 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden and the fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
  • If you prefer baked catfish instead of fried, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat the fillets as above, then place on a rimmed baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray. Coat the tops of the fillets with nonstick cooking spray and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.
  • If you want even more classic Southern recipes, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Down-Home Cookin': 24 Easy Southern Favorites.

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I think mustard and hot sauce should be left out. I've been to alot of fish fries and this old Indiana boy never saw anything like that. Love fried catfish, potato salad and baked beans. Now thats eatin!

That's an awful lot of hot sauce.

I suggest making a recipe your own. Cook it without any hot sauce. You can always after add but you can't take away.


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