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#3149805 - 02/03/13 07:13 AM Best way to fry catfish
diamond hunter
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Ive fried literally thousands of crappie in the last30 years,no problems. I can never get catfish right.What is your method and what eactly do you do?Thank for any reples.
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#3149822 - 02/03/13 07:36 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: diamond hunter]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Generally Crappie are smaller thinner pieces and fry faster than a hunk of big catfish.Same general method . I cut the cat fish into smaller pieces and trim off any fatty pieces if they are big cats. Don't over crowd the pan ,wait until one batch is completely done and out before dropping in a new batch.
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#3149830 - 02/03/13 07:52 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
mike243
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If you can get some nice fillets from them cut into fingers instead of whole fillets,easier to get done correctly & kids like the finger foods better lol
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#3149851 - 02/03/13 08:14 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: mike243]
brmaster
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cut into dollar size slices leaving the back bone (like a tbone stake look) , once fried the meat will fall off the bone, just dont cut to thin or they will end up being hard, i have done it many times at 3/4 to 1" thick and they work great.
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#3149875 - 02/03/13 08:44 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: brmaster]
diamond hunter
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I havent tried laying them on their belly and making slices..Now,what batter or dipping before frying??
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#3149881 - 02/03/13 08:56 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: diamond hunter]
mike243
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http://www.yodersmart.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8120
Im not sure if mine is this maker or not but i get it local in a 35lbs box,great stuff
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#3149884 - 02/03/13 09:00 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: mike243]
mike243
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http://www.walnutcreekfoods.com/Runion-Breading-Mix-p/761560.htm
Id guess this is what i buy local,about $30 a box,great stuff
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#3150783 - 02/03/13 09:58 PM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: mike243]
KANATI McD
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Use corn meal. Add salt and mix well. Taste test with wet finger tip. If you cant taste salt add more until you do. Rinse fillets thoroughly with water and pat dry with paper towels. ( wet fish equals soggy breading)
Fry at 300-310 until golden brown and fish is floating

If your frying alot, you will need to strain your grease every 2-3 cycles
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#3151279 - 02/04/13 11:18 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: KANATI McD]
elkman
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batter mix of 2/3 yellow corn meal and 1/3 flour
soak in water
take out of water and allow to drain for ten min or so
salt each side of fillet
roll in mixture
drop in grease at 325
Take out when floating and golden brown
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#3151290 - 02/04/13 11:26 AM Re: Best way to fry catfish [Re: elkman]
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Mud Dauber
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1. Don't over think it.
2. Don't over complicate it.
3. Don't over cook it.

enjoy \:\)
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