Catfish Frangelica

Course : Fish
Serves: 4
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4 fillets catfish fillets -- (5 to 8) 5 oz.
3 ounces cooking oil -- to saute
2 cups flour
1 cup pecan halves
1 ounce Frangelica liquor
1 ounce white wine
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper -- to taste
1/2 stick butter
-----egg wash-----
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk

Preparation / Directions:

Place sauté pan on medium high heat and add cooking oil. Dip catfish fillets in egg wash and then into white flour. Sauté in hot oil until nicely browned (3-5 minutes). Reserve fillets to warm pan for holding. Sauté pecans in remaining oil for about 1 minute. Deglaze pan with Frangelica liquor. Add white wine and lemon. Bring to a boil. Add cream and return to a boil, reduce this by half, season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper. Add butter and swirl pan slowly over burner until all butter is incorporated. Do not boil after adding butter. Place 1 catfish fillet on each of four plates and spoon 1/4 of sauce over each fillet.

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