Monday, July 28, 2008

Southern Fried Catfish

Vegetable Oil

6 catfish fillets, 4 ounces each

¾ cup cornmeal
¼ cup All-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Heat oven to 275 degree F. Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in 4-quart dutch oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix cornmeal, flour salt in large bowl. Stir in milk, eggs, pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until well blended. Coat fish with cornmeal batter, shaking off excess.

Fry 2 fish fillets at a time in oil for 5 to 8 minutes turning over half way through the cooking time cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep watm on cookie sheet in oven while frying remaining fish.

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