MISSISSIPPI CATFISH AND HUSH PUPPIES

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Jewel Hall

By
@0124

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make MISSISSIPPI CATFISH AND HUSH PUPPIES

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.

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About MISSISSIPPI CATFISH AND HUSH PUPPIES

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




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