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What to do with all these purdy catfish?

Hey Fellas, I wanted to find out what yall would do with this fine catch of blue and channel catfish I caught nightfishing @ the Santee Cooper lakes a few nights ago.  Normally I would cut them into nuggets and whip up some hushpuppies. Then batter and deepfry them, but since I have the egg and unlimited tips and knowledge thanks to you guys I would like to try something different.  So far, the only fish I've cooked was a large slab of salmon on an extra thick cedar plank with some Old Bay blackened seasoning.  With this catfish I would prefer something with more of a cajun flavor, and on the spicy side.  This pic was only half the fish I caught that night, the other half went with my buddy.  The biggest of the night was 27 lbs. with an average of around 8 lbs. 

My dream is to have enough meat saved up so I can cook at the next eggfest and have enough catfish for everyone to enjoy!  Hopefully by next year I will be comfortable enough with my cooks to attempt to cook at eggfest! Thanks Guys for all your help!

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  • You can filet them (or some of them) then blacken them on a CI griddle.
    I do it quit often with Talipia.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • I've always loved these things. You could use the fish chopped up.


    Caledon, ON


  • Puree them and feed em to the cats... Blech...never liked fish sorry. I hope you enjoy them :)
    Southern Indiana
  • Fry them!  I know that has nothing to do with the BGE but I love catfish nuggets in some autry's house seasoning.


    Columbia, SC

  • Quite a haul by the way.  Looks like that was FUN!


    Columbia, SC

  • Puree them and feed em to the cats... Blech...never liked fish sorry. I hope you enjoy them :)

    Wow, you read my mind. I'm just not into fish. I wish I was!

    I hope they turn out awesome!
    Nowhere Indiana
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,866
    Just fry them... And have me over. Sometimes good things are better left alone
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    I'm in the batter and fry club. I never liked grilled fish but absolutely loved it fried.



     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
    Here's a hush puppy mix you've gotta try.
                        BIG Bill's HUSH-PUPPY RECIPE
    2 c  self-rising corn meal mix
    1/2 c self rising flour
    2 eggs
    3 tsp baking powder
    4 TBS sugar
    2/3 c chopped onions
    dash of salt and pepper
    Chopped Jalepino(optional)
    3/4 to 1c buttermilk(buttermilk is a must)
    Mix dry ingredients, eggs and onion.  Stir in enough buttermilk to make a
    firm batter.  Let sit for at least 1/2 hour, do not stir again. Spoon into hot
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • I guess I will stick with the deep fryer on this one guys. Thanks for nothing haha. LS I may try that recipe, sounds good
  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 551
    Here's a recipe for catfish that works quite well on the egg

    1. Fillet catfish.
    2. Marinate in red wine for 1 hour.
    3. Attach catfish fillets to cedar grilling board.
    4. Rub with old bay and mustard.
    5. Smoke in pre-heated egg at 225 for one hour.
    6. Remove catfish from board and discard.
    7. Eat board.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,301
    I think it was Doc that did catfish on a griddle on his egg. It looked really nice.


    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
  • fillet them put Tony Chathere seasoning on some Raging River on some and lemon pepper on some then grill them up.

    Nashville, Tennessee
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