Fried Catfish with Swamp Gravy
Catfish, cleaned and dressed
Wash the fish. Cover in cold water. In a brown paper bag or a gallon size zip lock freezer bag, mix cornmeal, salt and pepper. Heat grease until it sizzles when water is sprinkled in it. Then add one or two fish to the bag of meal at one time. Shake until covered completely. Remove fish from bag and drop slowly into hot grease. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
2 large potatoes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 14 oz can whole kernel Corn
1 28 oz can of crushed red tomatoes
1 14 oz can cut okra
1 28 oz can water (use the tomato can to measure)
Pour grease in which you used to fry Catfish up into old coffee can and set aside for the next time you fry fish. Put frying pan back on the burner. Heat on high. Add all the ingredients to the drippings in the bottom of the frying pan. Add water. Stirring constantly until vegetables are done and liquid is thickened.
Good Eatin' -- Southern Style
'Course, it don't make no nevermind as to what kind 'o fish you have, as long as you have a mess of 'em.