MISSISSIPPI CATFISH AND HUSH PUPPIES

Jewel Hall

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Though I live in Alabama I LOVE Mississippi catfish and hush puppies. My husband helped build a shopping center in the Mississippi Delta and I would tag along sometimes. His first cousin lived in Mississippi and he took us to his Cat Fish Restaurant. That began an addiction for Mississippi Cat Fish and Hush Puppies. I wanted their recipe so bad. This one is reported to belong to the wife of a Mississippi catfish farmer in the Mississippi Delta.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Ingredients

MISSISSIPPI CAT FISH FILETS

Peanut Oil
2 quarts or more
1 c
yellow corn meal
1/2 c
flour
3 Tbsp
seasoned salt
1 Tbsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
lemon pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
freshly ground black pepper
8
catfish filets
salt

MISSISSIPPI HUSH PUPPIES (MAKES 18)

1 c
yellow self rising corn meal
1/2 c
self rising flour
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 c
beer
1/2 c
diced onion
1/2 c
chopped green bell pepper
1
jalapeno pepper, chopped
peanut oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
CAT FISH:Pour oil into a large cast iron or heavy bottom skillet to a depth of 3 inches; heat over medium high heat until hot but NOT smoking. 350 - 360 degrees on a candy thermometer.
2
Meanwhile, combine corn meal, flour, seasoned salt, garlic salt, lemon pepper, cayenne, and black pepper to taste in a large shallow dish. Thoroughly dredge catfish fillets, gently shaking off excess.
3
Work in 2 batches to avoid crowding, fry catfish in hot oil. It takes about 5-6 minutes on one side before turning or until golden brown. Transfer fillets with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season with salt to taste.
4
HUSH PUPPIES: Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl and make a well in the center of mixture.
5
Combine egg and next 4 ingredients, stir well, add to dry ingredients in the well, stirring just until moistened.
6
Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch Oven or large sauce pan heat to 375 degrees.
7
Drop batter by rounded tablespoon fulls into oil, fry in batches. 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve while hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Savory Pies
Other Tag: For Kids