Looking for a tasty and innovative twist the next time catfish is on your menu. Then this tortilla fried catfish recipe is exactly what your looking for. Were always looking for fresh and exciting new catfish recipes and this one doesn’t disappoint. One of the keys to a great fried catfish recipe is the crust and this one is a winner. It is quick and easy to prepare and packed with tons of great flavor that just makes your taste buds come alive. Adding in the great taste and flavors of Queso and Pico De Gallo to your catfish is a brilliant idea. This is a must add to your recipe collection and you can be sure that you will be making it many more times. With out a doubt it is going to be enjoyed by not only you but all of your catfish loving family and friends as well.
6 Catfish Fillets
3 Cups Buttermilk
3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 ouce Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce Hot Sauce
6 Lime Wedges
3 Cups Corn Tortilla Flakes
9 ounces Chile Con Queso (prepared)
3 ounces Pico De Gallo (prepared)
Salt and Pepper
In a bowl mix your lemon juice and hot sauce adding 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper and combine. In a seperate bowl add your flower and season with salt and pepper and buttermilk in another seperate bowl. Dredge your catfish fillets first into your seasoned flower coating well , and then into your buttermilk, and then into your corn tortilla flakes until it is entirely coated.
Heat your vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a saute pan making sure to have enough oil to cover your fillets. When oil is hot enough add in your catfish fillets in small batches and fry for approx 10 minutes or until fillets are golden bown and cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels. Recipe serves 6 with a prep time of approx 15 minutes and 10-20 minutes of cooking time.