WO and I made a catfish dinner on Sunday night that is very much worth posting and spreading. We got it from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, which is, honestly, one of the coolest cookbooks ever. It’s a real cookbook that includes descriptions of pots and utensils and meat cuts and vegetables, which is necessary for folks like me that didn’t eat a lot of meat or use funky utensils as a child.
Anyway, this catfish is amazing.
- 1 lb fresh or frozen catfish filets
- 1 beaten egg
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
Preparation and cooking
- Thaw, rinse, and pat dry the fish.
- In a shallow dish, combine the egg, mustard, milk, and pepper. Whisk until smooth
- Put the flour in another shallow dish.
- In a third dish, place the pretzels.
- Coat both sides of the fish with flour. Dip in mustard mixture. Coat with pretzels.
- Cook in hot oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side (or until golden).
Add tartar sauce if that’s your thing, and… Oh, man, it’s amazing. I haven’t had catfish that good since I was a kid.