Ummmm! Crunchy cornmeal-crusted fried catfish, piping hot hushpuppies and zesty coleslaw! Ah!!! Who could resist that meal? This falls into that category of favorite meals that I love to eat, but do not make any more because of the mess, the bother, and mainly because of the high fat content of deep frying.
These days, I clean up that greasy mess by making this oven-fried catfish. Farm-raised catfish has a mild taste and is nutritious. When “fried” in the oven, it stays lean and gets crisp from the cornmeal coating.
This is “guiltless” “fried” catfish at its best and I hope you give it a try to find out for yourself! It’s really GOOD!
2 tablespoons canola oil
1½ pounds catfish fillets
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup flour
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a baking pan with the oil and set aside.
In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal and next 6 ingredients.
Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl.
Dip filets in the buttermilk.
Dredge filets in the cornmeal and flour mixture.
Arrange on baking pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
Turn once during baking.
Serve with tartar sauce or hot sauce.
Now, on to the winner of the My Memories giveaway:
Thanks so much to all of you who entered the contest! To select the winner, I used Random.Org and:
The winner is:
Glenda @Gg-notes on the journey
Here’s the gist of Glenda’s great blog, in her words: a practical blog with stories, pictures, lessons and recipes from my life as a Christian woman. Give her a visit!
Congratulations, Glenda and have fun playing with My Memories!
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And, visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for excellent tips and recipes. She’s having a great giveaway now also!!!
Here's wishing each of you a wonderful weekend! It’s all of 18 degrees here now, wind chill 3 degrees ~ we just finished shoveling 5” of snow and the sun is starting to shine!