Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Pecan Fried Catfish

Pecan Fried Catfishhot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot meal you can take to work, the beach or send to camp.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Pecan Fried Catfish

SUMMER HOT RECIPE WAGON: Pecan Fried Catfish

Serve this crispy catfish with buttered green beans sprinkled with extra chopped pecans.

1/3  cup ground pecans

3 tablespoons all purpose

1/3 cup yellow cornmeal

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 large egg

1 tablespoon water

4 catfish fillets (about 6 ounces each

3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter or margarine

Lemon wedges

On a sheet of wax paper, combine pecans and cornmeal.  On another sheet of wax paper, combine flour, cayenne pepper and salt.  In a pie plate or shallow dish, combine water and egg.

Dredge each fillet in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.  Dip the floured fillets into the egg mixture, then coat each one with the pecan cornmeal mixture

In a skillet heat half of the oil and butter over moderate heat.  Add two fillets and fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side

Transfer the fillets to a serving platter and keep warm.  Repeat, cook the remaining fillets with the rest of the oil and butter.  Pack in a heated lunch tote for a meal on the go.

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You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.

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