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Catfish Eldorado De Colorado

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Ingredients
  Chopped onion 1 Medium
  Green pepper 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Bacon drippings 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce, drained and coarsely chopped (1 Can)
  Beer 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Hot sauce 3 Dash
  Dried whole basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Pan dressed catfish 6 Medium
  All-purpose flour 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Bacon drippings 4 Tablespoon
  Canned whole green chilies 8 Ounce, drained (2 Cans, 4 Ounce Each)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 3 Ounce (3/4 Cup)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a skillet add 2 tablespoons bacon drippings and heat.
2) Add in onion, pepper, and garlic and cook till tender.
3) Mix in tomatoes and reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
4) Stir in beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
5) Gently cook, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes.
6) Beat egg whites, at room temperature, till soft peaks form.
7) In a separate bowl, add in the egg yolks and lightly beat.
8) Gently fold the yolks into the whites.
9) Coat the fish with the flour and dip in the egg mix.
10) 2 to 4 tablespoons hot bacon drippings (350°) in an electric skillet, add catfish and brown, turning once.
11) Remove fish and keep in an ungreased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish.
12) Slice green chiles lengthwise, and add over the catfish.
13) Top with tomato mix and place in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes, till the fish flakes easily.
14) Discard the bay leaf.

SERVING
15) When ready to serve, sprinkle cheese over the fish and place the fish in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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