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Remember the great book and movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe?" This is from Fannie Flagg's Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook, and is truly a Southern comfort food. Hope you like it!! Serve with hushpuppies and coleslaw for a real winner.
- Sprinkle catfish on both sides with salt and pepper; if desired, douse with hot sauce. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes.
- Combine flour and cornmeal and dredge catfish in mixture.
- Fry in hot bacon drippings about 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown on both sides.