Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fried Catfish

As I stated in an earlier post, I used to hate fish. I never had to eat it growing up because my mom never cooked it. As the years have gone by, I have found a few fish that I like. When my husband told me about how catfish are bottom feeders, I had no desire to eat catfish. However, we found double skinned and boned catfish filets at Costco that looked really good. I now love catfish. It does not taste fishy at all and it's really good fried. I used to make a beer batter from a box until I realized it was just flour, baking powder and salt in the box. I now make it myself and season it. We both love spicy food so I added cayenne pepper to the mix. Tonight we even sliced up some sweet potatoes, microwaved them for a minute and threw them in the batter as well. They were so good fried. Then again, everything tastes better fried.
Fried Catfish
2 catfish filets
1 1/2 cups flour (plus extra for dredging)
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp fine salt
1 12 oz bottle or can of lager-style beer
Salt and Pepper
Add any seasoning you want (I add cayenne)
Canola oil
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and any seasonings. Season catfish with salt and pepper and other spices. I have used cayenne and chipotle.
Heat oil in pan or deep fryer to 350 degrees. Dredge catfish with flour, cover with beer batter and add to pan. Cook until browned on both sides. Put on plate with paper towel to drain extra oil.

1 comment:

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I love fried fish, especially with fries!