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Fried Catfish Recipe

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This recipe for Fried Catfish, by , is from Harry's Favorite Recipes Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Thomas
Added: Friday, September 12, 2008


8 to 10 catfish fillets
Salt and Pepper
3 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/4 cups cornmeal
1/4 cup bacon drippings

1. Enough vegetable shortening to deep-fry (2 1/2 to 3 cups)
2. Wash fish and pat dry, lightly season with salt and pepper and set aside.
3. Combine seasoned salt and next 6 ingredients and mix well.
4. Dip fillets in eggs, then in cornmeal mixture.
5. Place fillets on a wax paper-covered plate and refrigerate at least I hour to allow cornmeal coating to set.
6. In a large, heavy frying pan, preferably cast iron, heat bacon drippings and shortening to 370 degrees F. Oil is sufficiently hot when a haze forms above the oil and a drop of water can dance across the surface.
7. Deep-fry fish until golden brown, drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

Excellent with slaw and Hush Puppy Patties.




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