Beer Battered Catfish Dinner

This recipe will work with any white-fleshed fish. If you have access to ocean fish – great! But for those who don't live near the sea, catfish is a comparable freshwater alternative to popular saltwater species such as cod or haddock. Catch something in the neighborhood of a five-pounder, and you're in business.

I enjoy making fish and chips in the winter and spring. Fish caught in cold water are better tasting than those caught out of water that has been stewing all summer. I prefer not to use fillets from species such as crappie or bluegill, which can be so thin that they get lost in this beer batter.

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