Country-Fried Catfish With Hush Puppies

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  • 12 (3/4-pound) dressed catfish
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Green onion fans (optional)
  • Tartar sauce
  • Hush Puppies


  1. Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water; pat dry, and set aside.
  2. Combine flour and breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper, mixing well. Dip fish in egg mixture, and dredge in flour mixture.
  3. Carefully drop fish into deep hot oil (375°). Fry 12 minutes or until fish float to the top and are golden brown. Drain. Reserve oil for frying Hush Puppies.
  4. Transfer fish to a serving platter; garnish with green onion fans, if desired. Serve hot with tartar sauce and Hush Puppies.
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