Cajun/Creole, Dinner, Southern

Southern Fried Catfish

Hey Smokin and Grillin wit AB, Family! Join me as we dive into the world of Southern cuisine. Today, I’m unveiling the secrets behind crafting the perfect Southern Fried Catfish paired with heavenly Hush Puppies. Get ready for a symphony of flavors that’ll have your taste buds singing!

Ingredients

Fried Catfish

  • 5 Catfish Fillets
  • 2 cups Corn Meal
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Creole Seasoning (Creole Kick)
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce (Franks Red Hot Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Hush Puppies

  • 1 1/2 cups Corn Meal
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Jalapenos (finely chopped)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)

Instructions

Fried Catfish

In a bowl, mix Corn Meal, All-Purpose Flour, Creole Seasoning, Paprika, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Cayenne Pepper (if you’re feeling a bit spicy).

In another bowl, whisk together beaten Eggs, Yellow Mustard, and that oh-so-important Franks Red Hot Sauce.

Dip each Catfish fillet into the wet mixture, ensuring it’s well-coated, then generously cover it with the dry mixture.

Heat your deep fryer or a large pan with oil to a sizzling 350°F (175°C).

Fry until that golden perfection is achieved, then let them drain on some paper towels.

Hush Puppies

In a bowl, harmonize Corn Meal, All-Purpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cayenne Pepper, and Baking Soda.

In another bowl, whisk together the Buttermilk and Eggs.

Blend the wet and dry components, and then introduce the crescendo – the Jalapenos and Onions.

Heat up the oil to 375°F (190°C) in your deep fryer or trusty pan.

Drop dollops of batter into the hot oil and fry until they hit that golden high note.

Drain on paper towels, and you’re ready to savor these golden nuggets of perfection.

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Southern Fried Catfish

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Southern Fried Catfish

Hush Puppies

Instructions

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  1. Southern Fried Catfish
    Mix together Corn Meal, All-Purpose Flour, Creole Seasoning, Paprika, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Cayenne Pepper (if using) in a bowl. >br
  2. In another bowl, beat the Eggs and mix in Yellow Mustard and Hot Sauce.

  3. Dip each Catfish fillet into the wet mixture, then coat it thoroughly with the dry mixture.

  4. Heat your deep fryer or a large pan with oil to 350°F (175°C).

  5. Fry the catfish until golden brown, ensuring it’s cooked through. Drain on paper towels.

Hush Puppies

  1. In a bowl, mix Corn Meal, All-Purpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cayenne Pepper, and Baking Soda.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together Buttermilk and Eggs.

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then fold in Jalapenos and Onions.

  4. Heat oil to 375°F (190°C) in a deep fryer or a pan.

  5. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.

  6. Drain on paper towels.

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