Fried Catfish

May 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Meats, Seafood

Fried Catfish Recipe

6 catfish
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups self-rising corn meal
Oil for frying

Salt and pepper catfish. Drop fish into corn meal and coat completely.  Deep fry in hot oil (350 -365 degrees) until cat fish floats to top and is golden brown.  Drain well on paper towel.  Serves 6.

Optional: Many cooks soak the catfish either in milk, buttermilk, or salt water before cooking.

Optional: Cooks season their cornmeal with any of the following according to preference:
Onion salt, Garlic salt, and Parsley flakes

Thyme, chili powder, and paprika

 

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South Carolina Scrapple

May 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Breakfast, Frugal, Meats

South Carolina Scrapple Recipe

Scrapple is a cornmeal mush made with scraps of pork – leftover odds and ends. It is seasoned with onion, herbs and spices and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying similar to a pork sausage.

English: photo of sliced scrapple

Sliced scrapple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The scrapple loaf is sliced and fried for breakfast like a sausage pattie, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The fried slice is often served with maple syrup, ketchup, applesauce, or with eggs for breakfast.

South Carolina Scrapple Recipe

3 lbs bony pieces of pork
Water
2 cups corn meal
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 onion
butter, optional

  1. Select 3 pounds of bony pieces of pork. For each pound of meat use a quart of water and simmer until the meat drops from the bone.
  2. Remove the meat from bones. Bring the remaining broth to a boil, adding water if needed to make 2 cups.
  3. Slowly add 2 cups of corn meal and cook until the mixture becomes a thick mush, stirring constantly.
  4. Chop the meat and put it in the pot. Season with salt, pepper and the juice of an onion.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Pour the hot scrapple into a dampened oblong pan or loaf pan. Cool until cold and firm.
  7. Slice and brown in a hot skillet. If the scrapple is rich with fat, no fat is needed for frying, otherwise fry in butter.
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