Fried Catfish

  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago
    By: Keni

    Very easy and the cornmeal crust gets nice and golden. I had 4 huge fillets, that took about the time keni stated 5-6 minutes a side. Super crispy and the husband LOVED it saying it's the best catfish he's ever had! I made some tartar sauce to go with it but we ended up not using it cause the fish was so good on its own. I REALLY wanted to make Keni's hush puppies to with it but ran out of time. Great with lemon squeezed over.

    How Do I Make Fried Catfish
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago said:
    OK. I've never had catfish. Its just not something I hear much about around here although I do see it at my butcher counter once in a while. I have no idea where it comes from though! Does it have a lot of fine bones in it like trout does? Is it firm? It sure looks tasty from the picture.
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  • Good4U 10 years ago said:
    Lovely pic! It looks delicious! It is shaped like the same sort of catfish we get here Frankie. I don't profess to be an expert on it though. Ours is from fresh water lakes and we only get it in the winter. The bones are right down the middle so you don't have to fight with small bones. After you eat it it what is left looks like the fish bones in the cartoons. As for being firm compared to say Halibut? A bit less firm but very flavourful. I just checked and there are many varieties saltwater and freshwater and of course they are related. Thanks for the heads up on this recipe mml2c.:-)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    I've only had it and cooked it fried and its very tender and not firm and I would imagine not firm cooked any way. Mild, not too fishy but good flavor. I get mine down at the seafood market so they do all the filleting, but it sounds like good 4u knows about the bones! Funny description with the cartoons!
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago said:
    Saltwater catfish! How interesting! I never knew there was such a beast.
    Thank you for all the information. I'll take a look next time I see it in my butcher counter.
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  • keni 10 years ago said:
    Thanks, guys! Great photo, as always, luv, and I appreciate it. Glad everyone enjoyed it.
    *phew*!! :)
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  • mrpiggy 10 years ago said:
    That looks great ML2C. I love catfish. Catfish was the very first fish I ever caught. It was one of my dads MIL's that took me fishing when I was around 5 or 6. I remember catching tons and bringing them home. She cleaned them and a few hours later I was eating them. LOVED fish ever since. This looks like a great recipe. Did you deep fry them or just skillet fry with a bit of oil?
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    My picture was SO plain Keni! I meant to add the lemon slices or something in the pic...just forgot. I skillet fried them Mr P. The oil went pretty much about perfectly half way up the fish. How did you eat them when you where young Mr P?
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  • mrpiggy 10 years ago said:
    Same way I do now..........With a fork : ) j/k Sorry sometimes I cant help but be a SA

    All I can remember is butter, pepper, and lemon.(possibly garlic....too long ago to remember and back then probably wouldnt know) So far this is how I like most white fish. Catfish, Trout and Tilapia is great cooked in butter with pepper and garlic and a squeeze of lemon.
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 years ago said:
    Okay smarty pants ;) That sounds really simple and good Mr P! I've just never thought of catfish other than fried, that's just what everyone does around here!
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