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For Meatless Friday, Karen Ullo shares a recipe for a Southern staple with an Asian twist.

Fried catfish is a Southern staple, but here I’ve given it a bit of an Asian-Pacific twist.

Fried catfish:

1 lb catfish fillets, the smaller the better
3 eggs
3 tbs milk
Dash of salt
Your favorite commercial brand of corn meal Fish Fry
Peanut oil

Combine milk, eggs, and salt in a bowl. Put the breading in a separate flat-bottom dish, such as a baking pan. Pour oil into a frying pan to a depth of about ½ inch. The amount will vary depending on the size of your pan. Heat the oil while you prepare the fish.

Coat the fish in the egg mixture, then bread each one on both sides. Fry a single layer of fish over medium high heat about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain the oil after frying. Repeat as necessary.

Pineapple Dressing:

2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup white wine
1 tbs honey
1/8 cup soy sauce

Combine all ingredients and simmer about 20 minutes over low to medium heat.

Pour the dressing over the fish and enjoy!

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For Meatless Friday, try our recipe for a Southern staple with an Asian twist. #catholicmom

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