Catfish Recipes

CATFISH PARMESAN

2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

5 to 6 small catfish fillets (about 2 pounds)

1/4 cup margarine, melted

1/3 cup sliced almonds

Combine first 5 ingredients; stir well. Combine egg and milk; stir well. Dip fillets in egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture.
Arrange in a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish; drizzle with butter. Sprinkle almonds over top.
Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork


FRIED CATFISH FILLETS

Catfish fillets
Yellow corn meal
Salt and pepper
Oil

Put catfish fillets in cold water. Season corn meal with salt and pepper. Put fillets in corn meal and coat thoroughly. Fry in hot oil. Turn fish once. Drain on paper towels or brown bags.
Serve with French fries, slaw, hushpuppies, lots of ketchup, tartar sauce, and lemons!
Note: Fry whole catfish with corn meal and seasoning. Delicious!


Catfish Teriyaki

1/3 c. teriyaki sauce

4 catfish fillets

2 (10 oz. each) boxes frozen sitr-fry japanese style vegetables and seasonings.

2 Tbsp. Oriental sesame oil

1/2 C. diagonnally sliced green onions

1-1/2 C. chow mein noodles

Remove broiler pan from oven; line with foil. Set oven to broil. Bring teriyaki sauce to a boil in a large skillet. Remove from heat. Add fish fillets; turn to coat and let marinate 3 minutes. Arrange fillets in single layer in a broiler pan. Broil 3 or 4 inches from heat source 9 minutes, or until lightly browned. Discard remaining marinade and rinse skillet. Put vegetables, seasonings and oil in skillet. Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle fish with green onions. Broil 1 minute longer. Serve immediately with the vegetables and noodles. makes 4 servings.


Beer Batter Fried Catfish

1-1/2 lb. catfish fillets, cut into strips

1 C. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. cooking oil

1 C flat beer

1/2 tsp tabasco sauce

1 inch peanut oil in a skillet

Sift and blend the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix the tablespoon cooking oil, beer and tabasco sauce and add to the flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Chill the batter.
Heat the peanut oil to 375 degrees. Dip the cold strips of fish in the cold batter and cook in the hot oil for about 4 minutes. keep each batch of fried fish warm in a 200 degree oven while the next batch is cooking. Allow the oil to return to 375 degrees before cooking more fish. Serve with cocktail or tartar sauce. Serves 4.


Catfish Gumbo

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 C. chopped onion

1 C. chopped green pepper

1 C. sliced celery

4 slices boiled ham, cut into 1 inch squares

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 lb. catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch chunks.

1 (16 0z) can tomatoes, cut up

2-1/2 C. water

1 C. sliced okra

3/4 C. 5-minute rice

2 chicken boullion cubes

Hot pepper sauce (tabasco is fine)
Heat oil in a 3-1/2 quart saucepan over high heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, ham, garlic. Stir to mix. Cover, cook for 3 minutes, stirring once. Add remaining ingredients, except hot pepper sauce. Cover and cook over high heat 6 to 7 minutes, or until fish is barely opaque in the center. Remove from heat; let stand covered for 3 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in hot pepper sauce to taste. Makes 4 servings


Broiled Catfish

4 catfish fillets (about 5 oz. each)

2 tomatoes, sliced

1/4 tsp. salt

dash of pepper

4 Tbsp. ranch dressing

1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. maragarine

Remove broiler pan from oven. Line with foil for easy cleaning. Set oven to broil. Arrange fish fillets and tomato slices on foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon ranch dressing on each fillet. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Dot tomatoes with butter. Broil 8 to 10 minutes. Just until fish are opaque in the center and top is brown. Makes 4 servings.


Corn Meal Catfish

2 cups yellow corn meal
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
10 Catfish fillets (large)

Dip catfish in milk and egg batter and then roll fish in above dry mixer. If you
like crispy fish dip again and roll twice. Deep fry in deep fryer at 375 til done.