Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish Rolls

Yum, y'all!  These are good!  I found them awhile back on Better Homes and Garden's site.  They're really easy and make me think of summer.  I love the sandwich as a whole, but if you want to eat the fish plain, it's good too; just add some salt.

1 1/2 lb catfish fillets
1/4 c cornmeal
2 t Cajun seasoning
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 large sweet red pepper
1 stalk celery
1/4 small red onion
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 T ketchup
1/4 t bottle hot pepper sauce (optional)
sesame seed buns, toasted

Rinse fish; pat dry.  Cut into 8 pieces.  In a shallow dish combine cornmeal and 1 1/2 t of Cajun seasoning; coat fish with mixture.

In a large skillet, cook fish in hot oil over medium-high heat for 8 - 10 minutes or until browned and fish flakes easily.

Meanwhile, thinly slice peppers, celery (lengthwise), and onion.  Combine in a bowl.  In another bowl, combine mayo, ketchup and remaining Cajun seasoning (and pepper sauce, if you use it).  Add 1 T mayo mixture to the pepper-celery mixture.  Spread some of the remaining mayo sauce on cut sides of rolls.  Assemble sandwiches with catfish and celery mixture.  Serve with remaining mayo sauce. 

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