Hushpuppy-Battered Catfish Nuggets with Spicy Tartar Sauce

Total Time:
43 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (8-ounce) package hushpuppy mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pickled jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/4 pounds catfish fillets (about 4 fillets)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Spicy Tartar Sauce, recipe follows
  • Spicy Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pickled jalapeno peppers, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Directions

In a medium bowl, stir together hushpuppy mix, milk, water, egg, jalapenos, hot pepper sauce and cayenne; let stand 5 minutes.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large deep skillet; heat oil to 350 degrees F.

Pat catfish fillets dry with paper towels, and cut into bite-size pieces. Dredge catfish pieces in flour, and then dip in hushpuppy batter mixture. Drop catfish pieces into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with Spicy Tartar Sauce.

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

Spicy Tartar Sauce:

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Cook's Note: A garlic press works great for finely mincing the pickled jalapeno peppers.

Yield: 1 cup

Home Cook Recipe: A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.


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