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Deep Fried Catfish and "Chips"

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"Chips" are onion rings in this recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 4 catfish fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced and separated injto rings
  • Tartar Sauce (see recipe in "Miscellaneous" cookbook)

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Preparation

Step 1

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and the eggs. Gradually add the beer and stir until the batter is smooth. Let the batter stand in a warm place fo 1 hour, then fold in the beaten egg whites.

Fill a large, deep, heavy pot halfway with vegetable oil. Hea the oil to 350 degees. Dip the fish fillets in the beer batter and cook 2 at a time in the hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish is golden and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Dip the onion rings in the batter and fry them in batches until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

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