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my fried catfish w/ homemade nuggets

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

In 1950, and after watching grandpa Curl skin the big ole catfish he just caught in an Indiane creek, 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

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For my fried catfish w/ homemade nuggets

  • 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

How To Make my fried catfish w/ homemade nuggets

  • 1
    Cut 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.
  • 2
    Put 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.
  • 3
    Dip 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.
  • 4
    Heat the oil to a 350-370 temperature. Fry your nuggets 3 or 4 at a 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!!