FRIED CATFISH AND HUSHPUPPIES


  INGREDIENTS

 

Hush Puppies:

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup flour

1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 garlic clove smashed

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup green peppers finely diced

1 egg beaten

1/2 cup buttermilk

Fish:

4 fillets

1 cup cornmeal

1 egg

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

INSTRUCTIONS

 

In a large mixing bowl, add cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, green peppers and egg, mix well. Gradually add buttermilk until a stiff dough has formed.

In a 1-quart saucepan, add oil on medium heat. Form dough into golf ball size balls and carefully drop into the oil. Cook until golden and drain on paper towels.

Oil for frying

In a small bowl, add egg, in another bowl adds cornmeal, paprika, salt and thyme, mix well. In a saute pan on medium heat, add oil for frying. Coat each fillet in egg and then cover with cornmeal mixture. Carefully place into hot oil and cook until golden. Approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel. Serve with lemon wedges.

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