Catfish Poppers with Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

Catfish Poppers with Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

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Recipe Rating: 3.55067
Serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer
A crowd-pleasing favorite, these spicy appetizers are irresistible. Add more or fewer jalapeños to suit your spice level.
Ingredients: 
  • Catfish Poppers
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 3/4 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, for frying
  • Jalapeño Tartar Sauce
  • 1 cup prepared tartar sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method: 
For the sauce, stir jalapeño peppers, lemon juice, salt and pepper into tartar sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

For the poppers, combine flour, salt and Cajun seasoning on a plate. In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Place breadcrumbs on another plate. Dredge catfish pieces in flour mixture and then dip in egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs. Set aside. Pour oil to a depth of about an inch in a large skillet; heat to 375°F. Fry catfish pieces, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: Catfish Poppers, 300 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 22g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 25g protein.
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