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Catfish Poppers With Spicy Dipping Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Fry time 6 mins
Yield Makes 15 appetizer servings (about 45 poppers)

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Spicy Dipping Sauce

How to Make It

  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.