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Golden Catfish Fillets

 Golden Catfish Fillets
This is my favorite way to prepare fresh fish. The fillets cook up moist with an irresistible crisp, golden coating. Whether your fish comes from a nearby lake or the grocery store, it makes a terrific summer meal. -Tammy Moore-Worthington, Artesia, New Mexico
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (8 ounces each)
  • Canola oil
  • Lemon or lime wedges, optional

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, beat the egg white until foamy; add milk and mix
  • well. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, garlic
  • powder, cayenne and pepper. Dip fillets in milk mixture, then coat
  • with cornmeal mixture.
  • Heat 1/4 in of oil in a large skillet; fry fish over medium-high for
  • 3-4 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with lemon or lime if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 246 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.