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Fried Catfish Strips With Cajun Spicy Tartar Sauce


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Since I still had the deep fryer out, I decided to use it to make dinner. For some reason I had a craving for shrimp or catfish. I went with the catfish and wanted to make it with a lot of cajun flavors with some kick. Here are the ingredients (again, I don't know how to measure so these are eyeball estimates) :

1 lb boneless catfish fillets
2 eggs
3 tbls habenaro hot sauce
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Cajun powder
Chili powder
Salt and Pepper

1. Cut the catfish fillets into long strips and pepper and salt both sides.
2. In a bowl, mix up the eggs and habenaro hot sauce
3. Put all the catfish strips into the egg mixture and make sure they are all covered and coated. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
4. In another bowl, mix up the flour, corn meal and 2 types of bread crumbs. Add in as much cajun and chili powder as you wish.
5. Turn on your deep fryer and set it to 365 degrees.
6. Take the catfish strips one at a time out of the egg mixture and place into flour mixture until covered and then place on a plate or baking sheet to rest
7. Once oil is hot, fry the strips 3 or 4 at a time for 5-7 minutes...basically until golden brown and delicious.

Abby made the cajun spicy tartar sauce that we had with it. I'm not sure what the recipe is, but she found it online and you can to with a quick search.

We had the catfish strips with some corn (again, a great year for corn!) and it was a pretty decent dinner.