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Golden Catfish Fillets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 246 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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