Over the years, as I filmed my Outdoorsmen Adventures television and my Outdoor Adventures radio show, we traveled a lot of miles from Canada to Mexico and everywhere we went, we were introduced to some excellent recipes and meals.
Below are two of the catfish meals we enjoyed, with these and other recipes are available in our” Cooking Gone Wild’ cookbook.
Fish Au Gratin
2 lbs. boneless catfish fillets, cut into finger-size strips 1 c. real mayonnaise
1 c. finely chopped onions 1-2 jalapenos, finely chopped
1 c. dry bread crumbs 2 c. real sour cream
Roll the fish strips in bread crumbs and place them in a single layer in an oiled oven proof pan. Mix
Together the sour cream, mayonnaise. onion and jalapenos. Cover the fish with the sour cream mixture
And sprinkle with bread crumbs and paprika. Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 450 degrees, until the mixture is bubbly and the surface is golden brown. Serves 6.
6 pan dressed catfish Salt & Pepper
2 eggs 2 T. milk
2 c. cornmeal
Sprinkle both sides of the fish with salt & pepper. Beat eggs slightly and blend in milk. Dip fish in this
Mixture and roll in cornmeal. Place fish in heavy fry pan which contains 1/8 inch of melted fat, hot but not smoking. Fry at moderate heat. When fish brown on one side, turn carefully and brown the other side. Cooking time is about 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Drain & serve immediately. Serves 6-8