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Pecan Fried Catfish


1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper
½ cupunseasoned dry bread crumbs
½ cupground pecans
1-½ lb.catfish fillets (6 ounces each), skin removed
Vegetable oil
4 tablespoonmargarine or butter
1 tablespoonfresh lemon juice
0.08 teaspooncayenne

How to Prepare

In medium bowl, combine egg, salt and pepper. In shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and pecans. Dip fillets first in egg mixture and then dredge in bread crumb mixture to coat. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1/8­ inch oil over medium heat. Add fillets. Fry for 5 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, turning over once. Wipe out skillet with paper towels. In same skillet, melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in juice and cayenne. Spoon sauce over fish.