Emeril prepared this catfish recipe from his new book, " Emeril 20-40-60," as part of a live cooking challenge on "The Martha Stewart Show." He also made Simple Turkey Meatloaf and Chicken Cordon Bleu.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
12 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together buttermilk, mustard, Essence, garlic, and hot sauce in a small bowl. Place fillets in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them in an even layer. Pour buttermilk mixture over fish, making sure each fillet is evenly coated; set aside.

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  • In another shallow baking dish, whisk together flour, cornmeal, and salt.

  • Working with 1 piece of fish at a time, remove from buttermilk mixture, shaking off any excess, and dredge in flour mixture to coat. Transfer to a plate and repeat process with remaining fillets.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully add two fillets to skillet. Cook, until golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until golden brown and crisp on the second side, 3 to 4 minutes more.

  • Using a fish spatula, transfer fillets to a paper towel-lined plate; repeat process with remaining 2 fillets. Serve immediately with tartar sauce, if desired, and lemon wedges.

Reviews (1)

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05/26/2013
I am going to make this for sure, just a comment: Martha and Emeril work well together. Complete mutual respect in the kitchen. Great video.