Tony Noble / Texas Roadhouse
8-10, 3 oz catfish filet shanks
2 lbs. of Corn Meal
2 TBSP salt
1 TBSP Pepper
Fry Daddy or Heavy Dutch oven with 1-2 inches of oil
Note: If using the Dutch oven you must watch the oil carefully. Measure temperature using a candy thermometer. Must be at 350 F.
Mix the salt, pepper and cornmeal in a shallow dish or bowl.
Take a thawed catfish filet and dip it in water or buttermilk and place it in the breading.
Cover the wet filet with the breading and press the corn meal in to the filet.
Repeat as necessary until all filets are coated.
Using tongs or a fork, lower the breaded filets into 350F oil or shortening (peanut or soybean oil works well) being careful not to splash oil on your hands.
Cook 8-10 minutes or until the catfish is golden and floats to the surface.
Serve with tartar sauce and cole slaw .