People living in southern states love fried catfish. I agree, but don't ask me why, they just do. Catfish served up with coleslaw, hush puppies, and french fries has always been very popular among southerners. Today's popularity can be greatly contributed to the farm raised catfish industry. Because of the catfish farms that have popped up all around the country, catfish is now readily available for eating.
Now you can buy fresh catfish in just about all grocery stores and supermarkets. I prefer to catch fish the old fashioned way with a pole or reel, but when I can't go fishing I'll usually head to a local fish market to buy something fresh.
The abundance of locally available fish obviously benefits soul food and southern cooks who are looking to cook up some mouthwatering catfish dishes. Here is a catfish recipe for your enjoyment.
Are you looking for a side dish recommendation to serve with your catfish? If so, we can help you out.
You can serve your catfish with hush puppies, coleslaw and french fries.
You can also make your own cracker meal. Put saltine crackers into a zip-lock bag. Using a rolling pin, roll over the saltine crackers until they crumble. A food processor can also be used to crush the saltine crackers.
Want more catfish, fish and seafood recipes? For a little variety, try these catfish recipes.
Or you can visit the Catfish Institute for more catfish recipes.