Fish Fry

I love fried catfish, and I really love hush puppies. Here are very good versions of both, and a cole slaw recipe.

No-Mayo Cole Slaw (8 servings):

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chiles serranos, or other hot green chiles, minced
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • parsley to taste

Whisk together the first 6 ingredients into a dressing. Mix remaining ingredients, and mix well with the dressing.

Buttermilk-Fried Catfish (4 servings):

  • 1 lb catfish fillets, chopped into 3 or 4 chunks apiece
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp dill pickle juice
  • dash of hot sauce
  • dash of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • salt and pepper

Mix the lemon juice, mustard, pickle juice, hot sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Marinade the fish in it for a half hour. Mix the egg and buttermilk in a bowl, and the cornmeal with the salt and pepper on a plate. Dunk the fish pieces in the egg mixture, then dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Fry at around 300* in a deep layer of oil, or whatever temperature gets them golden on the outside and cooked inside.

Hush Puppies (serves 4):

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • cajun seasoning, to taste
  • minced chiles, to taste
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg

Mix thoroughly and fry in hot oil until golden, preferably oil used to fry the catfish.

Moose Sauce:

  • mayo
  • dijon mustard
  • hot sauce

Mix equal parts mayo and mustard, add hot sauce to taste.


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