SOUTHERN FRIED CATFISH

 



Benefits of catfish

 One fish contains approximately 122 calories, and 6.1 grams of fat, and thus these fish are considered one of the meals that allow obtaining calories from other meals in order to diversify in eating dishes, as men need a daily ratio ranging from 400 to 600 Calories, and women need a daily ratio of 300 to 500 calories, in addition to that, the human body needs daily 16 to 22 grams of saturated fat, and this proves that the fat content in these fish is good for the body.


Rich in healthy fatty acids


It contains good proportions of omega-3 fatty acids, up to 220 mg, and 875 mg of omega-6 fatty acids. These acids have many benefits, such as their ability to reduce joint pain, reduce blood pressure, increase mental abilities, heart strength, and body health in general.


Provides complete protein


Each 3 ounce of catfish contains approximately 15.6 grams of proteins that provide the amino acids needed by the body, contribute to building the body, increase physical and muscular capacity, and also contribute to improving the effectiveness of immune function to prevent various diseases, and provide the appropriate energy that helps to carry out daily chores. .

source of vitamin b12


40% of the recommended daily calories can be obtained from vitamin 12-b, and these vitamins contribute to converting food into energy needed for the body, and they also have the ability to strengthen memory to facilitate the process of memorization and good understanding, which is responsible for the manufacture of genetic material, and the formation of cells 3 ounces of catfish also provide 16 percent of thiamine and 13 percent of niacin, which help maintain appetite, digestion, energy production, nervous health, and skin.


INGREDIENTS LIST:


⅔ Cup.Of yellow cornmeal.

¼ Cup.Of all-purpose flour.

1½ Small spoons.Of seasoned salt.

½ Small spoon.Of black pepper.

½ Small spoon.Of cayenne pepper.

½ Small spoon.Of lemon juice.

¼ Small spoon.Of paprika.

2 large whole eggs.

2 Small spoons.Of hot sauce.

500 grams.Of catfish fillets.

FOR SERVING, I USED:

lemon wedges.

Tartar sauce.

Hot sauce.


PREPARATION:


Step 1:

To begin, combine the cornmeal, with flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice, and smoked paprika in a large brown bag or ziplock bag and shake well to combine.

 

Step 2:

In a deep pie dish or large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and spicy sauce until well combined.

 

Step 3:

After that, you can add each fillet to the beaten eggs and turn to cover both sides, then transfer to the cornmeal breadcrumbs and shake vigorously to coat thoroughly with breadcrumbs.

 

Step 4:

And now, place the fillets on the baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, and repeat the process with each fillet.

 

Step 5:

At this step, you need to allow the fish to rest for 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator before removing it from the refrigerator.

 

Step 6:

Following that, you need to pour approximately 4 inches of oil into a large Dutch oven, saucepan, or deep fryer and heat over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches about 340 degrees. Remove from heat and set aside.

 

Step 7:

And finally, fry the fillets in batches until they are golden brown, then remove them from the pan and drain on wire racks or paper towels.

 

Step 8:

The final step before serving is letting the fillets rest for 5 to 10 minutes with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.


ENJOY!

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