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Jumpin' Catfish Cakes

1 1/2 lb Catfish (or trout) fillets
3/4 c Mayonnaise
1/4 c Cilantro, fresh; or parsley
1/2 ts Mustard, dry
1/2 ts Garlic salt
1/2 ts Pepper
1/4 ts Hot sauce
2 tb Jalapeno peppers, pickled; minced
2 tb Sweet pickle relich
1/2 c Breadcrumbs, dry
1 Egg
1 1/2 c Tortilla chips;finely crushd
Oil, vegetable

Arrange catfish in a lightly greased 13x9x2" baking dish; cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain and flake.

Combine mayonnaise and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Remove 1/4 cup mayonnaise mixture; reserve remaining mixture for sauce.

Combine fish, 1/4 cup mayonnasie mixture, breadcrumbs, and egg. Shape mixture into 8 patties; coat with crushed chips. Place on a baking sheet; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Pour oil to depth of 1/2" into a large skillet; heat to 350 degrees. Fry patties (in batches) 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with remaining reserved mayonnaise mixture.