My husband decided to get back into the kitchen a few days ago and make some fried catfish. We found this Crunchy Catfish Nugget recipe on All Recipes that looked perfect to fix for both ourselves and our son.
He did make a few changes after reading the reviews, we noticed it was a common complaint that there was a lack of taste.
- 4 6oz Catfish Fillets
- 1/2 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Egg Substitute
- 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
- Vegetable Oil for Frying
Mix the bread crumbs, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl. Next in a separate bowl mix the egg substitute and lemon juice.
Warm up the oil on medium heat in a skillet. At this point, we use 2 Tbsp at a time until we get enough oil, starting with the 2 Tbsp.
Cut the catfish into small strips, then place each strip into the egg mixture and coat with the breading mixture.
Place in the oil and fry on both sides until fish is easily flaked with a fork. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
Place on a plate with a paper towel to get the excess oil off.
Repeat until all catfish is fried and serve with dipping sauce.
I do not fry food often, so this was a nice treat. My son also loved it and the nugget size pieces were perfect for him.
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