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Old 04-06-2007, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Catfish can weight 80 pounds, and a lot more. Most of the catfish eaten these days is farm raised.

I work at an office park with a small 15 or 20 acre lake. There is catfish and other fish in the lake. You can actually go "feed" the catfish. Throw bread in the water and the catfish and turtles will come right up and get it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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Catfish can weight 80 pounds, and a lot more. Most of the catfish eaten these days is farm raised.

I work at an office park with a small 15 or 20 acre lake. There is catfish and other fish in the lake. You can actually go "feed" the catfish. Throw bread in the water and the catfish and turtles will come right up and get it.
WOW!! So it's true!! I'm going to have to make it a point to see them for myself next time I get down there. I hope to get to taste wild home cooked catfish someday.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Cook your own! All you need is a Fry Baby or a skillet, some oil, cornmeal, and catfish fillets (which they sell in almost any supermarket). I cook them in a Fry Baby; I just bread the fillets in cornmeal, drop them in the fryer, and let them cook for a few minutes.

Cook some hush puppies to go along with them, maybe some cole slaw and/or white beans or French fries and you've got a southern fish dinner.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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Cook your own! All you need is a Fry Baby or a skillet, some oil, cornmeal, and catfish fillets (which they sell in almost any supermarket). I cook them in a Fry Baby; I just bread the fillets in cornmeal, drop them in the fryer, and let them cook for a few minutes.

Cook some hush puppies to go along with them, maybe some cole slaw and/or white beans or French fries and you've got a southern fish dinner.

Thanks! I will if I can find them in the supermarket. I've never seen catfish fillets but I'll look. I have a cast iron deep skillet/fryer that will work perfectly!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here you can get them in the supermarket for about $3.99 a pound.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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All this food sounds good....but definitely bad for the diet. haha I just recently lost 18lbs.....so I may just have to find all the local Subways and stay with that.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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All this food sounds good....but definitely bad for the diet. haha I just recently lost 18lbs.....so I may just have to find all the local Subways and stay with that.
I know what you're talking about because I just lost 40lbs. myself. But I only had 4 days in TN to try the local foods so the diet went south (no pun intended) for that time. The strange thing is I hadn't gained any weight when I got home. They must leave all the fat and calories out of it
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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Hog jowls come from the lower, fleshy part of a hog's head. It's identical in flavor (or nearly so) to bacon, and sliced in strips as bacon is - though the slices are typically two or three times as thick.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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I remember, years ago, eating at a family-style catfish restaurant in...or around...Springfield, Tn. There were huge bowls of fried catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, green beans, collard greens, fried corn, fried okra, biscuits, and pitchers of sweet iced-tea. When a bowl was emptied, it was replaced with another, full-up...an unending banquet of the best food I've ever eaten. I've been working overseas for a number of years, but will be returning back home to Tennessee this summer. Are there any readers who might have an idea of the restaurant I'm referring to? Or of a similar one, anywhere from Nashville, east to the Crossville area. (During my visits home, I've had delicious catfish meals at Cracker Barrell but, as good as they were, they don't compare to that "to-die-for meal" I had at that catfish restaurant.) I'd sure love to re-create that dining experience at least once before I die!
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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What about---> Moon Pies !?
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