Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pan-Fried Catfish

Pan-Fried Catfish
1 C buttermilk (or 1 C milk with 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 catfish fillets
1/2 C cornmeal
1 Tbsp olive oil

Put fillets in a shallow dish, and add buttermilk.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Put cornmeal in shallow dish or on a large plate.  Shake off excess buttermilk and sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper.  Dredge fillets in cornmeal, turning to coat evenly.
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat.  Gently place fish in the pan.  Reduce heat to low and cook until cornmeal crust is well browned, about 10 minutes.  Turn carefully, using tongs or two spatulas if needed.  Continue cooking on other side until well browned, another 10 minutes.  Serve immediately.

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