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Deep fried catfish

dave29

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Just picked up my first deep frier. Going to do a bloomin onion tonight. This weekend, i'd like to try catfish. Anyone have a great catfish recipe to get me started??
Thanks much.
 

dave29

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Well no recipes so I mixed and matched a few online from various pages. It turned out GREAT!!
1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup water, 1 egg. Mix together in a small bowl.

1/8 tspn. salt/pepper
1.5 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2.5 tspns. Old Bay seasoning
Put in 1 gallon Ziplock

1-2 lbs catfish fillets


Soak fillets in milk for 1-2 hours.

Dredge fillets in the buttermilk, water and egg mixture then in the seasoning mixture in the Ziplock.

Heat oil to 340 degrees. Add 2-3 fillets at a time into the hot oil. Cook submerged for 6 minutes.
Pull and let oil drain off in a paper towel lined plate.
Serve.
I cooked 10 good sized fillets and between my wife and I we ate 7 total. Everything held together and the seasoning was spot on.
 

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Just get one of those southern fish fry packages at the market. Nothing really to it.
 

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Take the damp catfish fillet roll it in flour then dip it in egg then into yellow corn meal then to the fryer. Once out of the fryer stab it a bunch with a fork and squeeze the lemon on it!
 

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Buttermilk dredge is a must. Forget the egg. We use Zateran's fish fry which is cornmeal based. We sell lot's of catfish every week at the restaurant with a all you can eat Friday lunch buffet.:D
 
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