Gopher's Breading for Deep Fried Catfish
February 20, 2012
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"Here's what Gopher says: Serve with fries fries or potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob and cold brew. I say: This breading is a great one for frying catfish in, but you can use it for any other firm fish too. Just enough kick to keep you interested, but if you don't like hot just don't add in the seasoning. This mix can be doubled easily and stored in a Zip-Loc bag or plastic container for several months, so you can have it on hand when the need arises."
- Serving Size: 1 (141.9 g)
- Calories 481.1
- Total Fat - 3.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 3505.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 101 g
- Dietary Fiber - 6.1 g
- Sugars - 1.1 g
- Protein - 12.7 g
- Calcium - 76.6 mg
- Iron - 3.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Step by Step Method
Mix dry ingredients and add to a square tupperwear bowl or a gallon zip lock bag.
Dip catfish in a mild egg mixture and shake off excess mixture.
Drop pieces of fish into the coating mix in the Zip-Loc bag or plastic bowl with cover on and shake until catfish are well coated.
Shake off excess dry coating and place on a plate.
Put 1 inch of oil in a large cast iron frying pan or use a deep fryer, and heat to 350 degrees. If using the stove heat on high heat until the oil comes to temperature, then turn down to medium-high. Fill the pan/fryer quickly with the catfish, and fry until golden brown (If using a frying pan cook on one side until golden brown then flip over and brown the other side).
When fish are golden brown, drain on a paper towel lined platter, and serve hot.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.