January 29, 2005

Sesame-crusted Catfish

4 catfish fillets (4-6 oz. each)
Vegetable oil for frying
Sesame seeds
Green onions, chopped

Heat one inch of oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. While oil is heating, rinse catfish fillets and pat nearly dry with paper towels. Place sesame seeds in shallow dish. Press fillets into seame seeds - fully coat on both sides. Place fillets in the hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until flaky. Drain on paper towels. Spoon sauce over fillets. Garnish with chopped green onions

Posted by pede0252 at 5:14 PM

Classic Fried Catfish

I do not claim to be providing entirely healthy recipes any longer.

Serving Size: 4

1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
4 Farm-raised catfish fillets
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (or really any ground chili pepper of your choice)

Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Coat catfish with mixture, shaking off excess. Add 1" layer of oil to a large skillet. Heat to 350 degrees. Add catfish in single layer and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes depending on size.
Remove and drain on paper towels.

Posted by pede0252 at 5:11 PM