1 lb Catfish Fillets [cut into 3″ pieces]
1 Egg [beaten]
1/2 cup Cornmeal [fine grain]
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Marjoram [dried]
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
dash Thyme [dried]
dash Black Pepper
Sea Salt [to taste]
Green Tomato Tartar Sauce:
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbs Green Tomato Pickles [minced]
1 Tbs Chives + Parsley [chopped]
4 French Bread Rolls [oblong, sliced in half]
2 cups Lettuce [sliced]
1 Tomato [sliced into 8 rounds]
Butter + Hot Sauce [optional, but so good]
Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large saute pan, just enough oil to coat the bottom with a thin layer. Combine cornmeal, cinnamon, garlic powder, chili powder, marjoram, thyme, salt + pepper on a small plate. Dip each piece of fish in the egg, then dredge till totally covered in cornmeal + spices. Pan fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.
Spread one side of each french roll with tartar sauce. Lightly butter the other side. Top with fried fish, lettuce + tomato. Finish with a few drops of vinegary hot sauce.
These amazingly tasty sandwiches were made in collaboration with Jane Middleton + Jody Trendler.