Ok...so, if you've never had Catfish, you may be thinking 'Gross!', but actually, it's pretty good. I'll be honest, I did NOT like it the first couple times I tried it, but I don't know if that's because it was just poor quality Catfish, or if it's an acquired taste...either way, I do like it now. I didn't cook this meal, my husband did. It's one of the few things Heath makes, and it's wonderful! (Another is his fried chicken...WAY better than anything I've ever made...which seriously irks me!) Really, the only way to serve Catfish is to fry it. You can make it other ways I'm sure, but breading it and frying it is definitely the best. Every Labor Day weekend here in Kingsland, Ga, we have the annual Catfish Festival. This year it's September 4-6, and just as we've been the last 2 years, we'll be there again this year...mmmmm, can't wait. They have these Catfish nuggets that are WONDERFUL! Anyway, I digress. When Heath makes this, he always uses Zatarain's Fish Fry:
Very Tasty. We've tried some of the other brands, but this was by far the best. SO!...here's my husbands recipe for yummy...
Source: The Hubby
2-4 Catfish Fillets
2-3 cups of oil for frying
1 box of seasoned Fish-Fri
Pour oil into a large skillet...it should be about 1/2 an inch deep in the pan. Heat oil on medium for about 5 minutes. Place desired amount of breading into a large zip-lock bag (about half a box for 2 large fillets, a whole box if making more...the box is pretty small). Place fillets in the bag and coat evenly with Fish-Fri.
Fry fish in oil on medium-high for 6 minutes per side. Once golden brown, remove to a paper towel lined plate and cover with more paper towels to absorbe some of the oil. Serve with veggies or cajun rice!