Cornmeal-Fried Catfish

Course : Fish
Serves: 4
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3 Cup vegetable oil -- for frying
4 fillets catfish fillets - -- (abt 4-oz ea)
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs -- beaten
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in Dutch oven to 375F Rinse catfish fillets and pat dry. Refrigerate until ready to use. Mix cornmeal, flour, and salt in large bowl. Stir in milk, eggs, pepper sauce, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until well blended. Coat fish with cornmeal batter, shaking off any excess. Fry fish in batches, 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in 275F oven. Comments: Try serving with cornbread and coleslaw for an authentic Southern meal. Recipe Source: BETTY CROCKER'S QUICK DINNERS by General Mills In

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