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Fried catfish

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Fried catfish
1

Rinse and dry catfish. Cut crosswise on slight diagonal into 1-inch strips. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Combine cornmeal, dash salt, pepper and dash cayenne. Dredge catfish strips in seasoned cornmeal, shaking off excess.

2

Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Oil should be hot but not smoking. Fry fish until golden brown, about 3 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness of fish. Turn fish over halfway through cooking time. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve with lemon wedges.

If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, a heavy-bottomed skillet will do.

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