Batter Fried Catfish Nuggets

"Catfish is my husband's favorite. Mine is crappie, but this is how he likes his catfish."
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  • Wash catfish and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut fish into 1 inch cubes.
  • Place on paper towels and set aside while doing next step.
  • COMBINE: Flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add milk, egg and butter; beat until smooth.
  • Heat 1 inch or more of oil in a skillet to 365 degrees on medium heat (be sure you allow oil temperature to come back to 365 degrees between batches).
  • Dip one fish cube at a time into batter, coating all sides. Place as many in the oil as you can fit WITHOUT crowding.
  • Fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

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  1. null3152
    Yea, no. No. I think it's a crime to fry catfish using anything but cornmeal and some seasoning. You are truly not doing it justice.
  2. jimjam63
    Nice batter.....needs a little more seasoning though for my taste; pepper, etc.... but the batter held onto the fish like a pro! (I did let it soak for about 10 minutes while the oil was heating up)
  3. mitsuefarnsworth
    This was delicious! I had just under a pound of catfish nuggets and used up all of the batter. The fish was perfectly cooked. I made this as written but if you wanted, you could probably add a little pepper or something to add flavor to it. i served with tartar sauce and oven fries (didn't want to over do the fried foods thing). Give it a try!
  4. Happy Hippie
    This catfish made an awesome additon to tonights meal. Everybody loved it. I doubled all of the ingredients because I had 2 pounds of catfish nuggets. It really makes a lot, it could have fed at least 5 people with good appetites. We served it with french fries of course. If I had my drothers, I'd add some red pepper or red pepper flakes to the batter add some heat. Other than the doubling, I didn't change a thing. Next time, I think I'm going to use this batter recipe using chicken chunks. I think the prep time was fine but the cooking time is longer than twenty minutes, of course I made three batches in a large electric skillet. I'm hoping that it reheats well without becoming soggy. We have a lot left over and want to snack on it tomorrow. Thanks Darlene for a super addition to Zaar and to my regular rotation. Keep up the good work!


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