Catfish Bites with Pimiento Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes – TCI

Catfish Bites with Pimiento Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish partner, Eating With Erica.

Serving Size: 8

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What you’ll need:

  • 3 U.S Farm-Raised Catfish fillets
  • 1 cup of pimento cheese
  • 2 cups of baby arugula
  • 2 medium-large beefsteak tomatoes
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ¼ cup panko
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

How to prepare:

Rinse off catfish fillet.

Mix the cornmeal and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl.

Dry the catfish fillets. Then add them to the bag, 2 at a time, and shake to cover the fillets in the mixture.

Repeat until all of the fillets are coated.

Place the catfish fillets in the air fryer basket. Cook on 390º F for 15 minutes, flipping the fillets halfway through.

Set aside.

Fried Green Tomatoes:

Slice tomatoes about 1 ⅓-inch thick into small four squares.

In one bowl, add flour; in another, combine cornmeal, panko, and Cajun seasoning.

In a third bowl, combine beaten egg and water. Set up an empty plate. It’s easiest to work in batches of 2. With your left hand, dredge 2 tomatoes through the flour, and shake the excess off.

With your left hand, drop them into the egg mixture, stirring to coat.

Use your right hand to drop them into the cornmeal bowl, and toss to coat. Place your breaded tomatoes onto a plate. Repeat.

Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil, and gently place the breaded tomatoes in the basket.

Cook for 6 minutes at 395º F.

Layer fried green tomato, pimiento cheese, arugula and catfish, and repeat until all ingredients are gone.