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Fried Fish with Plenty of Crunch
Even if you aren't a fish person, it's hard to turn down a plate of crispy, cornmeal-breaded fillets—especially if they're served with a dollop of tangy, pickle-y tartar sauce. This recipe for fried catfish is ridiculously easy, and takes less than 20 minutes to complete; the only thing you must do is let the oil in your skillet heat up sufficiently (otherwise, you'll wind up with soggy fish, which no one, fish person or not, wants). Use a cast-iron skillet to ensure the oil remains at a high enough temperature throughout the few batches of frying.

Get the recipe: Fried Catfish