Thursday, February 26, 2009

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 warm on cookie sheet in oven while frying remaining fish

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