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Ron,ar    Posted 06-13-2004 at 14:47:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me bring ya'll up to speed on what is fixin to happen here.
First of all, last night while all this big Texas night was going on, I was in and out a lot. Yesterday evening some folks brought us six nice sized channel catfish they had caught in a fishing derby with their kids, (they didn't want to clean them), still on ice. I skinned them and filleted them around 11PM last night.The hush puppies and fries is ready and there is a big brown paper sack with cornmeal, a little flour, salt/pepper and the fish cooker is almost 300 degrees..anyway you southern folks know what is happening. You northerners, well we gonna eat fish and no, it ain't gonna be baked, fish was meant to be fried. Gotta go, it's my job to cook the fish.:^)

Ron/PA    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Finally a southerner that wants to fry fish instead of wrapping it in clay!
I went to 2 down in Texas and both of them wrapped them and baked them!
Not sure what a fish cooker is, but we tend to use a large well seasoned cast frying pan.
I've never been all that fond of bottom feeders, but man you give me a mess of trout, or bass and most times they don't make it home.

Burrhead    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:30:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron you musta run into some feriners if they baked fish in Texas.

Catfish is always my favorite. I use a 12qt stainless steel pot on a propane burner for my deep frier but any kind of deep skillet works good.

ron,ar    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bass is actually my favorite, but these catch and release folks frown at me :^)
I also snuck some fried green tomatoes in there.

Patria    Posted 06-13-2004 at 15:56:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh we are south enough:-)
I'll have mine with fresh lemmon peel on the side please.

Fawteen    Posted 06-13-2004 at 14:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went to an honest-ta-gosh no-kiddin' Southren Fish Fry whilst I was stationed in Florida. That's some GOOD eatin'. Make ya lick clean up behint yer ears...

Clod    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:09:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
The home cooked fish aare better than any I have found in high priced resturants.You need to make your own stuff to go with it.Deep fryers can be found cheap enough,Then you build a propane burner,,Or go to Wallmarts and maybe they have them. Just keep the ticket to show the retired worker at the door or he might clobber you with a rubber mallet.Peanut oil seems to be good cooking oil for deepfryers and it's cheaper.

Aprille,willing ta try it    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:30:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up here we can find a certain type of fish called Tilapia..I guess they are Farm raised fish and the schools in NH have the kids raise them in a large tank and then have a drawing to see who wins the fish!! Weellll..I go and buy mine frozen and have just discovered the JOY of fish fryin!! MAN is that GOOD..and I just walk a few extra miles and drink a bit more water to take care of those x-tra calories..everything in balance right?? One thing tho..How do ya cook them Hushpuppies..and not ALL us No'therners is ignahnt ta good ol Southern style cookin'!! We shore know what we're MISSIN!! Set me up with some a that Swee tea too!!

Mike in tn    Posted 06-13-2004 at 18:25:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Took me a long time to learn the secret to cooking good hushpuppies. Add some instant potatoes to your mix, it keeps them moist in the middle and crisp on the outside.

Ron,ar    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't you have an experiance a while back with cooking catfish nuggets? May have been someone else on here. Them thing ain't worth eating. I never tried them Tilapia, any fish is good if cooked right I think. Some is better fried than others.

Burrhead    Posted 06-13-2004 at 16:43:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
deep fry the hushpuppies in the same oil when the fish get done Ms Aprille.

I put the batter balls over in the grease REAL easy with a ladel.

Jimmy    Posted 06-13-2004 at 21:20:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where I live, we have a fish called a Grayling. Only place in the US that have these fish.

toolman    Posted 06-13-2004 at 21:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
they are evrywhere up here in the area i live, most only fish for them in the winter though,think they are better then.

Burrhead    Posted 06-13-2004 at 23:07:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
never heard of a fish called Grayling. What kind of fish is it??

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