What is the fastest way to clean a catfish?
- While there are several methods, the fastest way to clean and freeze catfish is to skin them whole and remove their innards. This technique works best with small and medium catfish; large ones are difficult to cook whole.
Right at the center of the back, from the top part of the fish to the tail. You can hang the fish on a wall using a rope to make the work easier. At this stage use the fillet knife to remove the skin starting from one half then the next half. After removing the skin, you can now fillet the fish and here is what you do.
Do you need to soak catfish before cooking?
Simply soak the catfish in milk for an hour before frying to eliminate any leftover fishy taste. Jack says the catfish are done when “most of the bubbling stops and the fillets begin to float.”
Do you need a fillet knife to fillet a fish?
In order to succeed at preparing the perfect cut of fish one must use the best fillet knife. The fillet knife’s long, thin, flexible yet sturdy blade makes cutting fish as easy as child’s play.
How long does it take to fillet a fish?
Cook fish about 10 minutes per inch, turning it halfway through the cooking time. For example, a 1-inch fish steak should be cooked 5 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes. Pieces less than 1/2 inch thick do not have to be turned over. Test for doneness.
Can you eat catfish with the skin on?
Cooking: Catfish’s white flesh remains fairly firm and does not flake apart with moderate cooking, so it’s a good fish for soups and stews. Catfish fillets can be pan fried “skin-on” but the skin does shrink a bit and you may wish to score it lengthwise to prevent curling.