Southern Fried Catfish with Hush Puppies

Tammy Raynes

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@Tammy_Raynes

Southern hospitality just wouldn't be the same with this delicious dish. Every southern woman knows how to fry up a "mess" of good catfish and though there are several recipes for the batter it all boils down to deep frying those babies a deep golden brown.

And you can't have fried catfish with the hush puppies to go with it.

This is the recipe I use when I cook fried catfish. For this recipe I used catfish fillets, but you can also use strips.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

4
catfish fillets
1/2 c
yellow cornmeal
3 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
red pepper
vegetable oil for frying

HUSH PUPPY BATTER

1 12/ c
yellow cornmeal
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
milk
1 small
onion, minced
1
egg, slightly beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
HUSH PUPPY BATTER: Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add milk, onion and egg. Stir until well combined. Set aside. Mixture will be a little thick.
2
Rinse catfish and pat dry with paper towels. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt and red pepper in shallow dish. Dip fish in cornmeal mixture. Heat 1" of oil in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat until oil registers 375 degrees.
3
Fry fish, a few pieces at a time, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and fish flakes easily when tested with fork. Adjust heat to maintain temperature. Drain fish on paper towels.
4
TO MAKE HUSH PUPPIES: Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry, a few pieces at a time, 2 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 24 hush puppies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy