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Fried Catfish

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Here is the fish we had over the weekend. I served this with the Avocado Pico del Gallo, recipe to follow in the next newsletter, and the sweet pepper muffins that I posted earlier. This is very simple to make and takes only minutes to cook.


2 large Catfish fillets

Corn oil

2 eggs

3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon of green Tobasco Sauce

1 cup cornmeal

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper, pink or black

3 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1 to 2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

6 tablespoons olive oil mayo

1 red pepper minced

2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 shallots minced

1 lime, zest and juiced

1 jalapeno, minced


First take the red pepper, vinegar, and lime juice and combined and set aside at room temp while you prepare the rest of the meal.

If you noticed a divided the ingredients into four sections, each section is for one part of the dish. The lower section is the sauce, which I already had you start as you prepare the rest of the dish.

Next, mix all the dry ingredients in section 3 and place it in a pan to dredge the fish in.

Next, whisk together the wet ingredients in section two and place it in another pan to dredge the fish in as well.

Now cut the fillets in half creating four long fillets. The catfish I got at Costco were very large so two fillets cut in half were fine. If the fillets you get are small then use four small full fillets.

Next drain the red peppers from their liquids, keeping 1 tablespoon. the red peppers should have sat in the liquids for at least a half-hour.

Next, combine the red peppers with the balance of the ingredients in section four and chill while you prepare the fish.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and fill to about an inch with oil.

Take the fish and dredge it in the dry ingredients first, then the wet and then the dry ingredients again. Repeat with the balance of the fish.

Once the oil is hot enough, fry, one fillet at a time in the pan; for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side and repeat with the other fillets.

Plate and garnish with cilantro and the sauce you just made and serve with a nice salad, corn would be great and some sweet pepper muffins.

Enjoy cooking

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