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I need a recipe for cat fish please

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I need a recipe for cat fish.
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Take one filet of catfish and dunk it in buttermilk, then into cornmeal until coated well. Cook in skillet in hot oil until done, then throw it into the trash can and go out for steak. :D

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I ate enough catfish when I was younger that it doesn't much matter how it's cooked, it will still end up in the trash. Otherwise that's about how we cooked it. Dunked in a little buttermilk so the coating of cornmeal would stick to it and fry it up on the stove.

edit: had to edit the spelling of buttermilk.
 
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Catfish Lafitte

Catfish Lafitte
The Downtown Grill
Oxford, Mississippi

2 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided
1 ½ to 2 ½ teaspoons ground red pepper, divided
4 catfish filets
Vegetable oil
12 unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ cup vermouth
2 cups whipping cream
¼ cup chopped green onions, divided
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 very thin cooked ham slices, cut into strips (optional, I don't use itl)

Peel shrimp, and remove veins.

Whisk together eggs and milk.

Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge filets in flour mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge again in flour mixture.

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360 degrees. (I just use a frying pan and less depth of oil.) Fry filets 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels. Keep warm.


Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and minced garlic, and cook, stirring often, until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp, reserving drippings in skillet.

Stir vermouth into reserved pan drippings; bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons green onions, lemon juice, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper; cook, stirring often, 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Place catfish on a serving plate; drizzle with sauce. Top with shrimp and ham; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions, and garnish, if desired.
 

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DH makes good catfish. He hates cornmeal coating on his catfish. I just don't much like fish.

He said put it in an egg wash of beaten egg and water (or milk) and then dredge (or shake in a plastic bag) in seasoned flour to taste. May include: salt, pepper, garlic salt and paprika. Fry.
 

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Tthen throw it into the trash can and go out for steak. :D

Well at least offer it to the cat!

Actually I love fish, and never eat it fried. Glynda's recipe sounds delicious - but more labor intensive and calorie laden than I could handle.

The easy way, for any fish fillets: sprinkle on a little of whatever seasoning you like - season-salt, or Cavender's greek seasoning, or some onion powder and thyme - Good Seasons Italian dressing mix (dry) is good too. Put a bit of olive oil or butter in a pan (less than a tablespoon), or use cooking spray, and when the pan is hot put the fillets in with the good side DOWN. Cook the fillets for maybe a minute or two - NO MORE or they'll fall apart - and carefully turn them over. Then cook for another few minutes until the fish is flaky and no longer translucent. If the top side isn't nicely browned, lightly sprinkle it with some season salt or paprika or herbs.
 

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Bill caught and filletted these ugly fish but there is bloody areas in the center of some of the fillets. Should I soak these in salt water or make him cut the dark areas out before we fry them.

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Take one filet of catfish and dunk it in buttermild, then into cornmeal until coated well. Cook in skillet in hot oil until done, then throw it into the trash can and go out for steak. :D

Doug, that too was my initial thought!!! :D

I have only had good catfish one time in my life. All the other times I have tried to like it, it always ends up tasting like fried MUD! :eek:

And this is from someone who usually really enjoys most fish meals, such as salmon, halibut, yellow tail and trout etc.
 

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You can cut the dark areas out if they don't appeal to you. You can also sprinkle the fish with a bit of salt and drizzle fresh lime juice over it. Let it sit for about 10 min., then rinse everything off. Spread each filet lightly with mayo, sprinkle with chopped parsley and cajun seasoning. Place on a greased baking sheet, bake at 450F for about 10-12 min, or until it flakes.
 

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Bill caught and filletted these ugly fish but there is bloody areas in the center of some of the fillets. Should I soak these in salt water or make him cut the dark areas out before we fry them.

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These bloody spots are probably parasites. My father and I used to fish for catfish all the time when I was young. We quit when this started becoming an increasing problem.
 

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Ok, Uncle Bud said to roll the fish in flour, dunk into a bowl of eggs and then roll through the corn meal. After this we boiled the catfish in oil until the coating slightly browned. Seasoned with Johny's. It was not bad.

Im used to halibut and cod and find the catfish ok. It was allot of fun catching them last night. DW says thanks. She thought she was stuck cooking the fish.
 

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Ok, Uncle Bud said to roll the fish in flour, dunk into a bowl of eggs and then roll through the corn meal. After this we boiled the catfish in oil until the coating slightly browned. Seasoned with Johny's. It was not bad.

Im used to halibut and cod and find the catfish ok. It was allot of fun catching them last night. DW says thanks. She thought she was stuck cooking the fish.


IMO, catfish are a lot like carp. A lot more fun to catch than they are to eat.
 

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Nothing better than good fried catfish. And I like it best still on the bone.
The best I've ever had was at The Cock of the Walk on the Lake Barnett Rerservoir in Jackson, Mississippi.
 

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Without going into a recipe, I have a way to remove some of the fishy taste from catfish and bluefish. Definitely cut all of the dark spots out. These 'bloodlines' are where most of the toxins in the fish are found. Mercury is probably the biggest problem in fish and over 50% of the mercury in these 2 fish are found in these 'bloodlines'.

Soak the fish in milk for 24 hours after cutting out the dark lines and prepare any way you wish. The fishy flavors become much more tolerable.

Good luck!
 

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We had cold breaded catfish leftovers tonite and they taste better on the second day. The breading hardend overnite and became crunchy.
 

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We had one of those Lil Smoker smokers when we were in Michigan. I would catch so many catfish that my husband would just cut em up, soak them in brine and put 'em in the smoker. That's my recipe for catfish jerky. A lot cheaper than beef and not much taste difference!:eek:
 
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