Catfish Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries

May 2011
Catfish Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries

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Crisp homemade slaw in a yogurt dressingoffers a tangy contrast to the succulent panfriedcatfish in these down-home sandwiches.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), each sliced lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, plus more for dipping
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 14 ounce bag  coleslaw mix
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 catfish fillets (7 to 8 ounces each), halved lengthwise
  • 1 sourdough baguette (1 pound), halved lengthwise and quartered crosswise
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees . On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the sweet potato wedges with 2 tablespoons EVOO, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast, turning once halfway through, until soft and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, vinegar, 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in the coleslaw mix and scallions. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO over medium-high heat. Season the catfish with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, turning once, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  4. On a baking sheet, arrange the bread cut side down and toast in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons mustard on the cut sides of the bread. Assemble the sandwiches with the fish and coleslaw. Serve with the sweet potato wedges and some vinegar for dipping.
Tip
  • Buy a prepackaged bag of sweet potatoes for a better per-pound price.
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