There are many types of fish that we eat in Colombia that I haven’t found in the United States. Catfish, however, is very popular in both countries, so I am able to make some traditional Colombian catfish recipes.
We make catfish it in many different ways. In addition to breaded, we sometimes fry a whole catfish or grill it using various types of sauces. Fish in Colombia is usually served with fried green plantains or yuca on the side. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
4 catfish fillets skins and bones removed, rinsed and patted dry
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powdered
Salt and pepper
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup bread crumbs
1. Mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder and cumin in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. In a third dish add the bread crumbs.
2. Season the catfish with salt and pepper. Coat the fish fillets with the flour, dip in the eggs and dredge in the crumbs.
3. Drop carefully in the hot oil. Fry for 4 minutes until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Season with salt and pepper.