Catfish Poppers With Spicy Dipping Sauce

Southern Living
Makes 15 appetizer servings (about 45 poppers)

Ingredients

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1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
Vegetable oil

Preparation

Prep: 10 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes

1. Combine first 3 ingredients; whisk together egg and milk. Dredge catfish pieces in flour mixture, and dip in egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs.

2. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet; heat to 375°. Fry catfish pieces, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Spicy Dipping Sauce.

Created date

March 2006