Crispy Buffalo Style Catfish

"Take buffalo style and apply it to crispy catfish fillets and you get = yum!"
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  • Combine cornmeal, flour, ground chili powder, cayenne to taste, garlic powder, salt, and pepper on a shallow dish.
  • Coat each fillet in the beaten egg, then dredge in the cornmeal mixture.
  • Place breaded fillets in a single layer on a plate, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set breading.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 Tbsp of the butter together with the oil.
  • Take chilled fillets from refrigerator and brown them until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Transfer cooked fish to serving plates.
  • Over low heat, heat remaining butter in the same pan you cooked the fish in; sauté the minced onion and minced garlic clove for 3 minutes, then stir in the hot pepper sauce, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to get up the cooked bits.
  • Divide the sauce between the 4 servings and drizzle over the fillets.
  • Serve fillets immediately with good blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

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  1. I used more onion and 8 tablespoons hot sauce for 4 fillets catfish and it worked great!! Makes a really good and spicy sauce and the coating on the fish is good and crispy!!
  2. We made this for dinner a few nights ago and to tasted great. We doubled the sauce amount and it still wasn't quite enough so next time we might triple it. Makes great sauce. Update: I just noticed that the amount of hot sauce in the recipe is different from what we used. I think it originally had 2 tablespoons? So tripling 5 tablespoons as the recipe says now might be too much but I bet you could have a total of about 7 or 8 and the sauce would be fine. Experiment to see how you like it.
  3. My dh loves catfish and he said this was some of the best he's ever had. I did not make the sauce as dh is a purist and only likes lemon juice on fish. My biggest problem was that I did not cook it quite long enough and had to put it back for a little more time. I will definitly make this for him again.
  4. What a combination. The whole family kept popping in the kitchen to see if they were done, mouths watering. Next time I'll double; 3 hungry men I hardly got a taste.
  5. This is a really flavorful and different take on catfish -- just what I was looking for! The idea of so much hot pepper sauce put me off though, so I used a mixture of Frank's Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce (medium heat) and a regular bar-b-que sauce after sauteing the onion and garlic. I also increased the amounts quite a bit to spread it thickly on the fish. Very good, and still plenty of spicy heat, in fact, I can't imagine that we could have eaten it with straight hot pepper sauce! The blue cheese dressing was a great complement. We will definitely have this again!


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