The other day I read an article that said that fish
consumption is down because the price of some fish
has gone up. So being the fish lover that I am, I
headed over to the market to see what I could discover.
What I found was that farm-raised fish is still a
great bargain and to me, it's even more versatile
than a lot of the more expensive varieties. So with
that said, and with August being National Catfish
Month, I thought I'd share a recipe that we came up
with that is based on an old English classic. All
we do is dip a few pieces of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
in a mixture that we made by beating together some
sour cream with a couple of eggs and a few seasonings.
After that, we bread them in some cornmeal. Just make
sure you shake off any of the extra breading so the
coating stays nice and light. Then we skillet fry
these in a bit of vegetable oil until both sides are
golden and the fish is cooked through. What I like
about U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is that it's so mild.
And since it is, it works well in almost every recipe
from chowders to scampis even fried like this. And
when you team this-which is flaky on the inside and
crispy on the outside-with our oven roasted sweet
potato fries, you get what we call "Southern Fish
& Chips." As always, the recipe's online. And to think
you can feed your entire family for about 10 bucks
... is pretty amazing. I'm Howard in the Mr. Food
Test Kitchen, where today we're looking for a "more
economical" way for you to say "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"