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Fish Recipes: Catfish: Fried Catfish Fingers
  • 2 lbs catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch wide strips
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. To prepare the catfish, place cornmeal in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Dredge catfish strips in cornmeal mixture, shaking off the excess. Set aside on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.

2. Pour 2 inches of peanut oil into a deep fryer or large, heavy skillet and heat to 375°F on a deep-frying thermometer. Add catfish strips to hot oil, three at a time, and fry in a single layer for 5 minutes, turning to cook evenly, until golden brown and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt.

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