Rating: 4.5 stars
2 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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One of my favorite fried-catfish recipes when having a fish fry. This is not too spicy and is usually a crowd favorite. Adapted from one of one of my old working buddies in the late 70s. Serve with french fries or onion rings.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season catfish with Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Refrigerate fillets 1 to 3 hours.

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  • Mix saltine crackers and almonds in a large, wide bowl. Stir milk, beaten eggs, and garlic together in a separate bowl.

  • Soak the catfish fillets in the milk mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Heat peanut oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Gently press the catfish fillets into the cracker mixture to coat completely; shake to remove any loose breading.

  • Fry fillets in hot peanut oil until cooked through and floats atop the oil, about 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

1500 calories; protein 32.2g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 137.8g; cholesterol 159mg; sodium 1070.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2014
I don't even like catfish but this was FANTABULOUS! Read More
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