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Easy Fried Catfish


8 oz fresh or frozen catfish fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons finely chopped poblano pepper
1 tablespoon fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
Lime wedges (optional)


Thaw fish, if frozen. Cut into 2 serving-size pieces, if necessary. Set aside.

In a shallow dish combine egg white and water. In another shallow dish combine the cornmeal, chopped poblano pepper, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Place flour in a third shallow dish. Dip each piece of fish in flour, then in egg mixture, then coat evenly with cornmeal mixture.

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the fish and fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork.

If desired, serve with lime wedges.