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    Classic Fried Catfish

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce.
    2. 2
      Place catfish in a single layer in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; pour buttermilk mixture over fish. Cover and chill 8 hours, turning once.
    3. 3
      Combine cornmeal and next 6 ingredients in a shallow dish.
    4. 4
      Let fish stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.
    5. 5
      Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a large, deep cast-iron or heavy-duty skillet; heat to 360°.
    6. 6
      Fry fish, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack on a paper towel-lined jelly-roll pan. Keep warm in a 225° oven until ready to serve.
    7. 7
      *All-purpose flour or plain yellow cornmeal may be substituted.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 11, 2012

      55

      What a wonderful wonderful recipe! I can't believe I am the first one to review it! If you like really good fried fish, this is a must.. you won't find any better.. out of this world thank you so very much for posting this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Fried Catfish

    Serving Size: 1 (182 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.9
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    33%
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 89.9 mg
    29%
    Sodium 1003.5 mg
    41%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.7 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.0 g
    12%
    Protein 28.1 g
    56%

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