2 Pounds catfish fillets; 1/2
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
2 Teaspoons salt
1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground
2 Cups cracker meal
or coarsely crushed unsalted
1 Cup vegetable oil
and pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over both sides
of the fillets. Dredge the fillets in the cracker meal, pressing gently so
the meal sticks to both sides of the fillets. Shake off the excess and set
the fillets aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over a medium heat until a little
cracker meal sprinkle in the oil gives off a lively sizzle. Slip the
fillets into the skillet and fry, turning once, until the fillets are
through and golden brown on both sides, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain
on paper towels before serving.
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Per serving: 921 Calories; 62g Fat (61% calories from fat); 43g Protein;
47g Carbohydrate; 132mg Cholesterol; 1180mg Sodium
NOTES : Firm, sweet, and juicy catfish are becoming more and more popular
with home cooks. Now that they are being farmed commercially they are even
easier to find. At Sylvia's, catfish is seasoned and coated with cracker
meal before being quickly fried. Serve fried catfish with tartar sauce,
Southern Hush Puppies, and Coleslaw.