MY FRIED CATFISH w/ HOMEMADE NUGGETS

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

In 1950, and after watching grandpa Curl skin the big ole catfish he just caught in an Indiane creek,...by nailing it to a tree and pulling off the skin with his trusty ole plyers...YUCK!
I wasn't sure I wanted to eat it at supper time.
But after grandma starting frying it up...HA!
AFTER A FEW BITES, I WAS HOOKED!!
AND REMAIN SO TO THIS DAY..
.Nancy..12/27/12


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Family
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min

Ingredients

2-3
catfish fillets
2
eggs..beaten, with a wee bit of milk
flour
breading crumbs..your choice
a little spice is nice..add to the batter
salt & pepper.....tarter, or yor favorite dip
oil for frying

Step-By-Step

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1Cut your catfish filet into bite size nuggets.
** TIP:I never buy the catfish nuggets packaged and sold in the store...!! NUGGETTS ????? I cut up my own...Then I know it is the best part of the fish!
Wash and pat dry with paper towels.

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2Put flour in one bowl.
Beaten egg , with a little milk
(very little)in another bowl.
Bread crumbs,homemade cracker crumbs,or Panko in the third bowl.

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3Dip the nuggets into the flour,then the egg wash, next the crumbs.Put on a plate.
When the are all breaded ...put in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.

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4Heat the oil to a 350-370 temperature.
Fry your nuggets 3 or 4 at a time...do not over crowd them.
Drain on a rack over paper towels.
Serve warm with dip of your choice.
I use mayonnaise mixed with catsup.
Salt and pepper.....
and a salad on the side.
Now enjoy to your heart content!!

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