Game Day Provisions 101: Country Fried Catfish Bites

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Country Fried Catfish Bites

Taunt the opposing team by serving up their regional food favorites by having the main course set the tone for what’s to come later on the football field. Play off of team colors in dips & sauces. Jab the opposition with fun recipe names & titles. After all, hitting home that your team will be victorious is the name of the game. Look to The Tailgaters Essential Frying Guide for tips & advice to help pull off this delicious game day idea.

Game Day Entertaining. Country Fried Catfish Bites By rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick tv cooking personality editor-in-chief southern tailgating cooking & entertaining lifestyle brand pastry chef writer southern hostess sports entertaining tide & tigers today tailgate host wbrc fox 6 birmingham alabama contributor

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makes 8 servings

The Basic Fundamentals 

The end pieces of the catfish will cook more quickly. Remove them from the oil first.

1 egg
2/3 cup whole buttermilk
1 lemon, zest & juice
1 1/4 cups plain yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
3/4 tsp table salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 lbs catfish fillets, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
Vegetable oil
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

Whisk together the egg, the buttermilk, the lemon zest & the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Whisk together the cornmeal, the flour, the red pepper, the salt, the black pepper & the garlic powder in a large bowl. Dip the catfish pieces into the buttermilk mixture then into the cornmeal mixture, covering the pieces well.

Pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a Dutch oven & heat to 360 degrees. Drop the catfish pieces into the oil & fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown & the catfish is opaque. Remove from the oil & drain on a rack over paper towels. Season with additional salt & pepper. Serve with the Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce.

The Extra Point

The fried catfish can be served for a tasty meal anytime. Serve with cole slaw & potato salad to keep the sides easy.

Game Day Entertaining. Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking & Lifestyle Entertaining Brand Pastry Chef Writer Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama Contributor

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makes about 1 1/2 cups

The Basic Fundamentals

Omit the vodka from the sauce, if desired, for equally delicious results.

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup vodka
2 to 3 Tbsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce

Stir together all of the ingredients until blended. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

Serve with boiled shrimp for a tasty variation on a classic shrimp cocktail.

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How To Host A Game Day Fish Fry

With the proper planning, you can cook or prepare just about anything. Anywhere. Gather a few supplies & let the games begin. Follow these pointers to make it simple.

Game Day Entertaining. Country Fried Catfish Bites By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor In Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking & Lifestyle Entertaining Brand Pastry Chef Food Stylist Writer Southern Hostess Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham Alabama WBRC Fox 6 Contributor

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A portable fish fryer or turkey fryer is the ideal piece of equipment to use when cooking on location. Make certain to have enough oil to fill the vessel safely & properly. A few pair of tongs & a spider will allow for dipping the fish & retrieving it from the hot oil. Several rolls of paper towels, paper grocery sacks & pot holders will also get the job accomplished in the right way.

No. 1

Cut the catfish into strips & place in a zip-top plastic bag. Whisk together the egg, the buttermilk, the lemon zest & the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Place in a plastic container with a lid. Whisk together the cornmeal, the flour, the red pepper, the salt,
the black pepper & the garlic powder in a large bowl. Place in a zip-top plastic bag. Pour into a double bagged brown paper grocery sack & shake well when ready to fry.

No. 2

Set up the fryer according to manufacturers instructions. For safe measure, on concrete. Heat the oil to 360 degrees. Dip the catfish into the buttermilk mixture. Pour the seasoning mixture into a brown bag. Add the catfish & shake well. Carefully drop the catfish pieces into hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove the pieces with the spider. Drain on paper towel topped grocery sacks.

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