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March 15th, 2011


How to make A FRIED CATFISH at Home
8-10, 3 oz catfish filet shanks
2 lbs. of Corn Meal
2 TBSP salt
1 TBSP Pepper

Fry Daddy or Heavy Dutch oven with 1-2 inches of oil

Note: If using the Dutch oven you must watch the oil carefully. Measure temperature using a candy thermometer. Must be at 350 F.

Mix the salt, pepper and cornmeal in a shallow dish or bowl

Take a thawed catfish filet and dip it in water or buttermilk and place it in the breading

Cover the wet filet with the breading and press the corn meal in to the filet

Repeat as necessary until all filets are coated

Using tongs or a fork, lower the breaded filets into 350F oil or shortening (peanut or soybean oil works well) being careful not to splash oil on your hands

Cook 8-10 minutes or until the catfish is golden and floats to the surface

Serve with tartar sauce and cole slaw
Remember, these are only tips for you to try it at home. This is not the Texas Roadhouse Legendary Recipe. We can’t give that to just anyone, you know. If you want the real deal you will have to stop by your area Texas Roadhouse.