Catfish Po'boy Sandwich
Updated: Apr 27
I received a request for this sandwich I served a few summers ago at the cabin. It is really simple.
4 catfish fillets
1 baguette, sliced into 4 sandwich servings
fresh baby salad greens
sliced tomatoes of choice
Fresh pickles slices (see my pickle recipe)
My Goat cheese tartar sauce
1 cup of unbleached flour
2 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of ground yellow mustard
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of ground celery seeds
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 teaspoon ground pink pepper
salt to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Take all the dried spice and place in an airtight container and shake to mix.
Clean and dry fish, place flour in a shallow dish and sprinkle some the mixed spices, about 1/3 of it and whisk to mix. Dredge fish in flour and set aside.
Fill the skillet with half an inch of oil, bring oil to a simmer over high heat. Next, sprinkle fish with more of the spice before frying. Fry fish about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Place on a rack on a cookie sheet and place have done fish in the oven to keep warm. When you are on your last fillet of fish place sliced baguette into the oven to warm.
Once all fish is done start to assemble the sandwich. Spread goat cheese tartar sauce on both sides of the bread, next layer the baby greens and sliced pickles, followed by the fish, top of with more tartar sauce and tomatoes slices and then the bread.
Serve with a glass of cold white wine or ale.
You can also BBQ these sandwich, you will need to either BBQ fish on tin foil or on a fish board on the grill. Toast the bread spread with olive oil first on the bread and rub it with garlic then place it on the grill.