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Old 07-22-2017, 01:29 PM   #1
nikkic
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A nice breading for chicken or fish

Hi, I was thinking about how to make cat fish and I came up with this. Probably it's been thought of before, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.

Breading
1/4 cup sesame seeds ground, using a coffee grinder or Magic Bullet
1/2 cup almond meal
3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
Mix up with fork.

I dried off the cat fish, dipped in egg wash and then in the breading mix. Put some oil in frying pan and fried at low/med. I started off too hot and that side got kind of dark, so keep the oil on the lower side. An alternative would be to bake it at 375 for 20-30 min. The coating adhered well. The taste was pretty good, not too spicy, a little sesame seedy.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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Ground pecan meal is also nice (instead of sesame seeds).
Green can Parmesan mixed in with the pecan meal and almond meal is very good, too.

Ginny in SC
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:45 PM   #3
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Sounds good!

I make a generic breading for chicken, fish & pork with a combination of anything that I can grind into a rough flour. Specifically, I use ground sesame seeds, almond flour, pecan meal, green-can parm, ground flax meal & some ground pork rinds. Season with onion & garlic.

I "Greek" it with some lemon rind, oregano and pepper.

I "Mexican" it with Chili powder & cumin.

I "Italian" it with Oregano, basil & a little red pepper.
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