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Old 03-27-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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ISO How to make southern fried catfish?

hi,

could i please get some pointers on making southern fried catfish? I'd like the cornmeal coated recipe. please tell me what to do from step one. thanks.

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Old 03-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Go to store. Pick up a bag of House of Autrey medium hot (or regular) breading. Any decent fish breading will be just fine... they are a mix of cornmeal and flour.
Follow directions on the package.

I like to take my catfish filets and soak them in milk for 10 minutes or so. Shake off
excess, sprinkle with pepper, and bread well.

Put a half inch or so of oil in a skillet and heat to 375, or "fish" on a frying thermometer. Cook the fish about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Be sure to let your oil return to temperature before cooking the next batch.
Don't crowd the skillet with fish; give them room to breathe.
Keep fish covered in a warm oven till done.
If you have an exhaust fan over your stove, use it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I agree with all-a-the-above ........... except I prefer Zatarain's Fish Coating......................
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #4
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2 lbs. Fresh Catfish (Pan-Dressed or Fillets)
2 Eggs, beaten
1 cups Zatarain's Catfish Fry
2 tbl. Milk
2 tsp. Salt - or to taste
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
Peanut Oil for frying
Wash and pat fish dry with paper toweling and season Catfish with salt and pepper.
Combine eggs and milk and dip fish into egg/milk mix.
Coat with the Zatarain's.
Half fill frying pan with oil and
heat to about 375 F; fry fish until golden brown (7-8 minutes each side) and flakes easily
with a fork; drain on paper toweling. Fish may be placed in a warm oven to keep crisp
for serving.
SERVINGS PER RECIPE: 4-6
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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Southern Fried Catfish....


The Basics

Season Catfish with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper...

Roll in a mixture of Corn Meal and Corn Flour.....

Deep Fry in 375* Peanut Oil until it floats...

Drain on a wire rack...

Enjoy!


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Old 03-27-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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By corn flour, do mean corn starch, Bob?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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By corn flour, do mean corn starch, Bob?
I cant speak for Bob but I thought he meant Maseca, the corn flour you use for tamales.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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No ma'am...Corn flour...Not Corn Starch...Not Masa Harina....Corn Flour
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No ma'am...Corn flour...Not Corn Starch...Not Masa Harina....Corn Flour
Is Maseca aka Masa Harina NOT Corn Flour? That's what my bag says. Can you tell me the difference? Please UB
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:12 PM   #10
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Masa Harina (dough flour) is made from dried corn kernels that have been cooked in limewater..After cooking it is soaked in the limewater for a period of time... 24 hours or so..the wet corn is ground into Masa... the Flour is made/ground from the dried masa...It is used to make tamles etc...It has a distinct flavor...I add a small amount to Chili sometimes....

Corn flour is simply Corn ground into Flour....

Two different products...Both made from Corn....Ground into flour....Again two differewnt products...
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