PREHEAT oil in fryer to 350° F.
COAT Catfish with fish breading, shake off any excess and place in oil.
COOK until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove strips from oil, and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining Catfish.
In a small saucepan, HEAT butter and hot sauce. Place Catfish in a bowl, and toss with hot sauce mixture.
SERVE with celery and blue cheese dressing.