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Old 03-08-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Just received a gift of catfish filets. Is there any way to prepare them other than deep frying?

I've had them in restaurants, but not at home. Also, I've heard that there is a "muddy taste" that I don't want to encounter.

Can you make it in a slow cooker?
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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a courtboullion or ettouffee is pretty good with using catfish instead of the traditional redfish.

slow cooked with all the vege's and onions ....
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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I love catfish ettouffee.

Reggie
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Can you make it in a slow cooker?
The few times I've tried any kind of fish fillets in the crockpot, it's just ... dissolved
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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I feed it to my dogs. I cook it outside because it stinks.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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I love farm-raised catfish - it's excellent in a gumbo. It's also great in quite a few Thai dishes - I tried a sweet/sour catfish soup that was incredible.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:36 AM
 
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I never fried it. Unless you consider pan frying (no batter or deep oil) frying.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I don't like the idea of catfish....bottom feeders. I am sure that the slow cooker would be the absolute worst way to cook them. Pan or deep frying at least creates a little crispness. When I was a kid....we caught and mom cooked us "horn pout", a small version of catfish caught in lakes and ponds in New England. Back then we liked them. Dad cleaned them due to the dangerous fins.......and mom dipped them in cornmeal and fried them in bacon fat.... in a black skillet, over the camp fire.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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I love to use blackening spices on the catfish (you can buy these blackening spices at Walmart) and cook it in a very hot skillet with a tiny dab of margarine/butter. But fried is my most favorite.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Blackened catfish is delicious, and I say that as not a huge fan of catfish overall.

I sort of improvise my own recipe, but this one is similar and sounds really good -- especially with the Creole sauce.

Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce | Serious Eats : Recipes
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