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Deep-Fried Catfish with Hush Puppies

4 8-ounce catfish fillets
1 c Milk
1/8 ts Salt
1/8 ts Black pepper
1/8 ts Paprika
1 c Cornmeal
Vegetable oil

Hush Puppies:
1 c Cornmeal
2 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1/8 ts White pepper
1/3 c Minced onion
1 lg Egg; beaten
1/4 c Milk

Rinse and pat catfish dry. In a shallow dish, mix together milk, salt, pepper, and paprika. Dip pieces of fish in milk mixture. Roll fish in cornmeal and set pieces on waxed paper to dry. Heat 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Deep fry fish, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.

Hush Puppies: Mix cornmeal with baking powder, salt, pepper, and onion. Mix egg with milk and whisk into cornmeal. Spoon hush puppies into hot oil and fry until golden brown.

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