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Fried Catfish Sandwiches with Curried Mayonnaise

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 French-bread baguette - (18" long) -- cut crosswise into 4 equal pieces
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
4 catfish fillets - (abt 5 oz ea)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large tomato -- thinly sliced
4 Boston lettuce leaves

Stir first 3 ingredients in small bowl to blend; season with salt and pepper. Cut bread pieces in half horizontally. Spread bottom halves with curried mayonnaise. (The spicy mayonnaise adds a nice kick.)

Whisk cornmeal and flour in shallow bowl to blend. Pour milk into another shallow bowl. Dip each fillet into milk, then into cornmeal mixture to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillets; sauté until cooked through and brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Place fillets on bread bottoms. Top with tomato, lettuce, and bread tops.

This recipe yields 4 servings.