I’ve learned from my mother to never buy fish fillets because its hard to tell if the fish is fresh or not. However, the $3.99 a lb. of catfish belly nuggets was kind of hard to resist at the farmers market last Saturday. Catfish are usually expensive at $7.99 to $8.99 a lb. And in my side of town, its a rare situation that they go on sale for as low as $3.99. But the short conversation with the the fishmonger convinced me they are fresh. My mother also taught me how to examine fish fillets if I were to buy some, to know if they are fresh or not, and these ones looked just fine. The fillets were not falling apart and did not look mushy. So I went ahead and bought 4lbs of it. Call it panic buying, but I love catfish!
Now, Mr. G. does not eat fish and y’all know that. So I was going to make him some parmesan chicken after I hang our clothes but few minutes later, he came to the laundry room to tell me the chicken I just made were so good and he already ate 3 pieces! He even asked if I can save some for his lunch tomorrow! They may look like chicken breasts but they surely won’t taste like chicken!!! Omg. (Oh Mr. G). Only you. Only you…
Recipe below blog in case you want to try catfish fillets that taste like chicken! 🙂 Cheers to omega 3, and cheers to the first week of love month
1 lb. catfish fillets or catfish belly nuggets
2 large eggs
1 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking oil for fruing or oil spray for baking
Rinse and paper towel dry the fillets. Season with salt and pepper. Dip fillets to beaten eggs and coat with bread crumbs.
Fry 2-3 minutes on each side or spray fillets with oil and bake for 8-10 minutes at 425.
Serve warm or cold with lemon.