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Old 10-14-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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I am a trying to get recipes for catfish. I need to know if I should skin them first before cooking and how to prepare for cooking and what methods for cooking. Any ideas?

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Old 10-15-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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Catfish... I seem to remember "bash fish on the head, hang on a board, cut off the fins and tail--be careful of the dorsal fin!--slit the skin and pull out the guts, then pull off the skin, cut off the head, and pop fish in the frying pan." And I clearly remember picking out a million bones as I ate!

I was just a kid with my grandfather, so this is very sketchy. But you definitely need to remove the head, tail, skin, fins and guts (not necessarily in that order) before cooking.

I don't know what equipment you have, but try searching for "filleting catfish" on Google. That should get you the deboning process as well, which would certainly be a plus.

Only way I've had them is fried, with hush puppies on the side, of course!

Good luck!
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