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Old 03-10-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Most catfish is farm-raised so it doesn't taste the same as the traditional wild-caught catfish.
You can use it pretty much like any other white fish. I still prefer it fried myself--especially on a sandwich with slaw & tartar sauce (I guess my Mississippi's showing!)
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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I've enjoyed it in restaurants, particularly when visiting the south. They know what to do with it there. I had it in New Orleans - blackened - very good! And in a kind of stew.

In the Carolinas I had it deep fried. And on a sandwich with tartar sauce and slaw.

We don't even own a deep fryer. But I'm thinking of getting one.

These filets are from a farm. As I said, a gift from a neighbor.

In these parts, you are much more likely to receive a gift of lake trout or some other fresh water fish.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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I put some cornmeal, Cajun seasoning and a little salt in a dish. Dredge the catfish in the mixture and fry in bacon grease.
Blackened is also good.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:54 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I flour it, then dip it into a mixture of milk and Tabasco, then into toasted bread crumbs and pan fry it. That's essentially the James Beard method. It's quite tasty.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I've diced it into nuggets and added it to my seafood chowder. I don't care for it particularly, but my family likes fried catfish strips.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Jollity Farm
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What I do to tame the 'muddy' tones is soak it in milk and chili flakes for a half hour or so. Don't add salt to the soak, trust me on this!
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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I bake it in the oven rolled in cracker crumbs. It is also great pan-friend in a nonstick skillet with the merest drop of oil. It never tastes muddy to me.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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I oven bake it and it is out of this world!
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I like fried catfish sometimes, but I've heard that grilling it turns out well. I would think the crockpot would make it too runny/flaky(not in a good way), but I don't know as I've never tried it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Just had a Caesar salad with blackened catfish. It was yummy.
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