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Thoughtful Thursday - FRIED CATFISH

Thoughtful Thursday FRIED CATFISH

10 catfish fillets, cut into 3-inch pieces safflower oil, for deep frying

  1. 1  cup milk

  2. 2  eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  1. 1  teaspoon onion powder

  2. 2  tablespoons brown sugar

2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal

  1. Rinse then dry fish with paper towels. Preheat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer or heavy pot. In a small bowl, beat milk & eggs together. In a second bowl combine salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic, onion & brown sugar. In a third bowl combine flour & cornmeal.

  2. First, dip each piece of fish into the egg mixture. Then sprinkle each piece with the seasoning mixture. Finally, coat each piece with the flour mixture.

  3. Deep fry fish in small batches, without overcrowding. Cook for 3-4 minutes per batch or until golden brown. Lay fish on paper towels to drain excess oil.

    servings: 10 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 15 minutes 

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