There is nothing better than fried catfish. I don’t even know how to follow-up that sentence, nothing more needs to be said on the matter! I have never needed to make my own fish batter either. Weisenberger is a local product here in Kentucky and it’s amazing. I sometimes add a couple teaspoons of seasoning but it’s delicious without it as well. I always serve it with lemon slices and hot sauce (for me). I have a serious hot sauce addiction!
Tonight’s side dish was Sweet Potato Fries. I wanted to do something different and found this recipe on Pinterest. They didn’t crisp up as much as I expected but yummy nonetheless.
2 catfish filets, rinse and pat dry with paper towel
1 pkg Weisenberger Fish Batter Mix
1 tsp Old Bay (optional)
2 tbsps water
-Make egg wash by whisking together 2 tbsps of water and an egg. Make sure the bowl is big enough to dip the catfish into.
-Mix seasoning and fish batter in a medium-sized, shallow dish.
-Add vegetable oil to large skillet and heat over medium high heat.
-Once oil is heated, dip catfish in egg then batter, and carefully drop into skillet. Repeat with second filet.
-Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the batter is a medium brown color. Try to only flip once or twice.
-Remove from skillet onto a paper towel lined plate.
Sweet Potato Fries
2 lbs sweet potatoes
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsps olive oil
-Preheat oven to 450 & line baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch fries. Add to large bowl.
-In a small bowl, mix oil and seasonings. Pour mixture over potatoes and stir until coated.
-Spread fries onto baking sheet, in a single layer & bake for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.