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Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 10:11 AM
OK, so I love seafood, and sometimes I just want a fish sandwich or something when I'm traveling. Pretty tired of burgers.

Long John Silvers has a fairly decent fish sandwich (http://www.ljsilvers.com/news-events/item/69-long-john-silver-s-creates-the-fish-sandwich-consumers-will-crave), but there aren't many LJS's around.

(And, from that link - Restaurant Offers Free Classic Whitefish on National Talk Like a Pirate Day)

So, this morning, I stopped for gas on the way to work ($2.07), and noticed that they had catfish at their little food center. It actually looked like a nice piece of catfish, so I bought a 2 piece "fish and a biscuit".

Wow -- it was EXCELLENT. Thin battered, crispy, fish was flaky and WHITE, no black lines or veins....

I USED to enjoy an occasional "gas station pizza", but ... wow... I gotta try their chicken next time.

Krispy Krunchy (http://www.krispykrunchy.com/) - :yummy:

Bill the Cat
03-04-2015, 10:23 AM
There is a gas station near my in-laws owned by an elderly Pakistani couple. The wife runs the food center and makes the BEST chicken strips I've ever eaten. And they are a reasonable price too! :yummy:

Chrawnus
03-04-2015, 10:26 AM
There is a gas station near my in-laws owned by an elderly Pakistani couple. The wife runs the food center and makes the BEST chicken strips I've ever eaten. And they are a reasonable price too! :yummy:

As opposed to unreasonable chicken strips? :huh:


ETA: I could have sworn that 'price' wasn't there before. :rant:

Sparko
03-04-2015, 10:27 AM
Maybe it's the gasoline they fry the catfish in!

Bill the Cat
03-04-2015, 10:28 AM
As opposed to unreasonable chicken strips? :huh:


ETA: I could have sworn that 'price' wasn't there before. :rant:

:teeth:

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 10:29 AM
As opposed to unreasonable chicken strips? :huh:

Not all chicken strips can be reasoned with, and it takes a particular talent from the reasoner!

Jesse
03-04-2015, 11:48 AM
Maybe it's the gasoline they fry the catfish in!

That's how you know it's authentic.

KingsGambit
03-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Incidentally, is Casey's General Store pizza any good?

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:02 PM
Incidentally, is Casey's General Store pizza any good?

This is a CATFISH thread! :rant: Have you ever had CATFISH PIZZA????? :mob:

KingsGambit
03-04-2015, 12:03 PM
This is a CATFISH thread! :rant: Have you ever had CATFISH PIZZA????? :mob:

I'm catfishing your thread right now. :smug:

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:03 PM
This is a CATFISH thread! :rant: Have you ever had CATFISH PIZZA????? :mob:

I should know better than to ask. :doh:

http://uscatfish.com/recipes/catfish-pizza/

Sparko
03-04-2015, 12:05 PM
Catfish is one of those things that you can do well, or completely horribly.

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:06 PM
I'm NOODLING (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noodling) your thread right now. :smug:

fify

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Catfish is one of those things that you can do well, or completely horribly.

:yes:

And it's not really good unless it's hot and fresh.

Sparko
03-04-2015, 12:11 PM
:yes:

And it's not really good unless it's hot and fresh.


I remember the first time I went fishing for catfish, then had to clean them. We chopped off their heads, then gutted them and skinned them, then watched as the fish body just wiggled back and forth on it own before we filleted them. Weird.

But after breading and pan frying them, they were delicious!

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:12 PM
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Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:17 PM
I remember the first time I went fishing for catfish, then had to clean them. We chopped off their heads, then gutted them and skinned them, then watched as the fish body just wiggled back and forth on it own before we filleted them. Weird.

But after breading and pan frying them, they were delicious!

I have an old fishin buddy who uses a big iron pot to fry fish in... gets the grease (peanut oil, I think) in the pot really hot, he filets them rather thin, batters them with milk and corn meal, then he says, "you just slowly drop them into one side of the kettle so they sink down, slide along the bottom of the pot, then come up on the other side, and they're done perfectly".

Sure enough - some of the best catfish you'll ever eat.

rogue06
03-04-2015, 12:17 PM
This is a CATFISH thread! :rant: Have you ever had CATFISH PIZZA????? :mob:
I've seen just about every other type of pizza. Maybe its an untapped niche someone could get rich by filling.


Then again...

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 12:19 PM
I've seen just about every other type of pizza. Maybe its an untapped niche someone could get rich by filling.


Then again...


I should know better than to ask. :doh:

http://uscatfish.com/recipes/catfish-pizza/

:smile:

rogue06
03-04-2015, 01:19 PM
:smile:
Yeah. Saw that after I posted. All I has gots to say is... you first.

mossrose
03-04-2015, 01:58 PM
I am too ascared of catfish to try to eat one.....

Cow Poke
03-04-2015, 02:01 PM
I am too ascared of catfish to try to eat one.....

They're generally dead when we fry 'em. :yes:

mossrose
03-04-2015, 02:07 PM
They're generally dead when we fry 'em. :yes:

I thought the one that scared me was dead.

But it wasn't.

My therapist says I should just avoid them altogether.....

Cerebrum123
03-04-2015, 03:41 PM
I thought the one that scared me was dead.

But it wasn't.

My therapist says I should just avoid them altogether.....

Unless you are dealing with a zombie(or practical joke :hehe:) a fried catfish will not move on you. :yes:

mossrose
03-04-2015, 04:14 PM
Unless you are dealing with a zombie(or practical joke :hehe:) a fried catfish will not move on you. :yes:

But, they are gross in real life.

:eww:

Littlejoe
03-04-2015, 04:14 PM
Yeah. Saw that after I posted. All I has gots to say is... you first.I'd try it...at least once. I could see it working....

Jedidiah
03-04-2015, 07:19 PM
I wish catfish grew in Alaska. But we do have a fish, the burbot, which resembles a cross between a catfish and an eel.

4365

Not a pretty fish but at least as tasty as a catfish. Known by some as poor man's lobster, but tastier than lobster.

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 06:37 AM
But, they are gross in real life.

:eww:

So are pretty much all fish. :shrug:

mossrose
03-05-2015, 06:43 AM
So are pretty much all fish. :shrug:

But, I stepped on one accidentally when I was 12. My sister caught it and I thought it was dead and when I went near it it started flapping around me and I stepped on it. In my bare feet. Accidentally. And it had whiskers......

I am traumatized to this day.

A salmon, on the other hand, is a beautiful thing. So is an angelfish.

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 07:25 AM
But, I stepped on one accidentally when I was 12.

They know.

They'll be watching you.

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 07:26 AM
But, I stepped on one accidentally when I was 12. My sister caught it and I thought it was dead and when I went near it it started flapping around me and I stepped on it. In my bare feet. Accidentally. And it had whiskers......

I am traumatized to this day.

A salmon, on the other hand, is a beautiful thing. So is an angelfish.

The whiskers are harmless, it's the bones in the fins you have to watch out for. I'm curious though, did it start oinking at you when you stepped on it?

mossrose
03-05-2015, 07:36 AM
:bawl:

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 07:37 AM
The whiskers are harmless, it's the bones in the fins you have to watch out for. I'm curious though, did it start oinking at you when you stepped on it?

Or grunting? :smile:

Bill the Cat
03-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Or grunting? :smile:

They do make a strange noise, don't they?

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 07:48 AM
They do make a strange noise, don't they?

The next door neighbor's dog, Sandy, comes over to play with Jake all the time. Sandy does that "grunting" like a bull catfish, and Jake has picked it up from her. :doh:

Bill the Cat
03-05-2015, 07:51 AM
The next door neighbor's dog, Sandy, comes over to play with Jake all the time. Sandy does that "grunting" like a bull catfish, and Jake has picked it up from her. :doh:

I make a similar noise when eating catfish fried all proper like. But mine sounds more like mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :yummy:

mossrose
03-05-2015, 09:26 AM
I didn't hear anything except my own shrieks of terror.

Jedidiah
03-05-2015, 09:36 AM
Moss, I promise never to send you a catfish.

mossrose
03-05-2015, 09:55 AM
Moss, I promise never to send you a catfish.

Jed, I will be eternally grateful for that!

Sparko
03-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Is that why you keep beating up Trout, mossy?

:clubtrout:

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Moss, I promise never to send you a catfish.

I promise to also not send Moss a catfish.

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 10:07 AM
I promise to also not send Moss a catfish.

What about pictures of catfish I have caught? Or some of the videos?

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 10:09 AM
What about pictures of catfish I have caught? Or some of the videos?

That would be cruel and unusual Mossiment. :no:

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 10:12 AM
That would be cruel and unusual Mossiment. :no:

She better not go in my "Catch of the Day" thread then. :yes:

rogue06
03-05-2015, 10:30 AM
Y'all stop picking on mossy :glare:

I checked the calendar and it's my turn to pick on her so y'all will just have to wait your turn

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Y'all stop picking on mossy :glare:

I checked the calendar and it's my turn to pick on her so y'all will just have to wait your turn

Oh, that's RIGHT... you pick on her on days that end with "day"! :doh:

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 10:44 AM
Y'all stop picking on mossy :glare:

I checked the calendar and it's my turn to pick on her so y'all will just have to wait your turn

I'm not picking on her! I am asking what qualifies as picking on her. There is a difference. :yes:

rogue06
03-05-2015, 10:46 AM
But, I stepped on one accidentally when I was 12. My sister caught it and I thought it was dead and when I went near it it started flapping around me and I stepped on it. In my bare feet. Accidentally. And it had whiskers......

I am traumatized to this day.

A salmon, on the other hand, is a beautiful thing. So is an angelfish.
I don't think that catfish were around back when you were 12. Are you positive that it wasn't a trilobite of some sort or perhaps an Anomalocaris (http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/022/482/original/Anomalocaris_reconstruction.jpg?1323276199)?

rogue06
03-05-2015, 10:47 AM
Oh, that's RIGHT... you pick on her on days that end with "day"! :doh:
You agreed to the terms

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 10:47 AM
You agreed to the terms

Another of those, "OK, CP, if you breathe in the next 60 minutes, you agree to the terms......" :glare:

rogue06
03-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Another of those, "OK, CP, if you breathe in the next 60 minutes, you agree to the terms......" :glare:
More like


rogue06: "If you want this last slice of delicious pre-war crispy bacon you first..."

CP: "Give me, give me, give me!"

rogue06: "You first have to agree to..."

CP: "Sure, sure. Now give me!"

rogue06: "But I haven't even explain the terms of the..."

CP: "GIVE ME! NOW!"

rogue06: "...deal"

CP: "Don't care. Give Me!"

rogue06: "Patience dear brother"1

CP: "Now, now, now!"

rogue06: "You gotta agree that I get to pick on mossy on days that end with day."

CP: "Yeah, yeah. Whatever."

rogue06: "So its a deal?"

CP: "Anything! Just give me that bacon."











1. It is slightly possible that I just might have said "stinking nincompoopiehead" rather than "dear brother"

mossrose
03-05-2015, 11:03 AM
I don't think that catfish were around back when you were 12. Are you positive that it wasn't a trilobite of some sort or perhaps an Anomalocaris (http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/022/482/original/Anomalocaris_reconstruction.jpg?1323276199)?

I refuse to click on that link. And I am not sure it was a real catfish. We were on Vancouver Island, and the fish wasn't very big. My sister caught it from the pier. It had whiskers, and my Dad called it a catfish, and so that's what it was.

We had, for maybe 20 years, for my kids, a small aquarium. It only held a few fish, and eventually they all died, except for one....a red-tailed shark. It was a bottom feeder and had whiskers like a catfish. I hated Gordon (or Gordonette, as my daughter insisted), and didn't even like to look at it.

He lived for 15 years.

:uneasy:

mossrose
03-05-2015, 11:03 AM
She better not go in my "Catch of the Day" thread then. :yes:

I try not to.

:flowers:

Jedidiah
03-05-2015, 01:36 PM
What about pictures of catfish I have caught? Or some of the videos?

Just fry them up, don't take pictures.

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 01:38 PM
Just fry them up, don't take pictures.

We do catch and release. Why wouldn't I want a picture of my achievement?

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 02:14 PM
We do catch and release. Why wouldn't I want a picture of my achievement?

They don't fry up well, and taste like burned paper and plastic. :shrug:

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 02:16 PM
They don't fry up well, and taste like burned paper and plastic. :shrug:

I didn't ask about frying pictures. :ahem:

Cow Poke
03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
I didn't ask about frying pictures. :ahem:

oh


so, you're gonna... what, just look at them? :huh:

Cerebrum123
03-05-2015, 02:19 PM
oh


so, you're gonna... what, just look at them? :huh:

I want a record of the biggest fish I've caught. I've already got some amazing pictures and videos here (http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showthread.php?2328-Catch-of-the-Day&highlight=catfish).

Mossy don't click on that link. :egad:

rogue06
03-05-2015, 03:40 PM
The stuff of nightmares for mossy...





The largest catfish is known as Pangasianodon gigas, or the Mekong giant catfish is regarded as being the world's largest (entirely) freshwater fish and is said to be able to reach a size of 3 meters (9' 10") long and weigh up to 350 kg (770 lb). The largest confirmed Pangasianodon, caught was in Thailand in 2005, was 2.7 meters (8' 10") long and 293 kg (646 lb).

A picture of it published in National Geographic can be seen HERE (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/photogalleries/giantcatfish/images/primary/catfish1.jpg) (I'm not posting an actual picture but rather a link for mossy's sake).

mossrose
03-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Shudder.

And I didn't look.

Jedidiah
03-05-2015, 09:14 PM
We do catch and release. Why wouldn't I want a picture of my achievement?

Catfish are one of the tastiest fish around.

Of course being survivors they do well with catch and release. It ain't all that easy to kill a catfish.

Jedidiah
03-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Some nice looking fish, but it hurts me that some are not being eaten. If I were there at least one would it the frying pan.

Cerebrum123
03-06-2015, 05:53 AM
Catfish are one of the tastiest fish around.

Of course being survivors they do well with catch and release. It ain't all that easy to kill a catfish.

We don't have anyone who knows how to filet, and cook them. Also, until things are a bit repopulated after the eagle eating so many, it's probably best to throw them back for now. :yes:

Cerebrum123
03-06-2015, 05:55 AM
Some nice looking fish, but it hurts me that some are not being eaten. If I were there at least one would it the frying pan.

Maybe once we find someone who knows how to cook them, and the population recovers. :yes:

Also, it's not our pond/lake(or somewhere in between the two, it's real nice place), but before the eagle came(it's gone thankfully) we were told we could take some of the fish if we wanted to.

Sparko
03-06-2015, 06:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcXA_pkfLso

mossrose
03-06-2015, 06:24 AM
Kasha likes me to sing that song to her.

CinderSteele
03-14-2015, 08:31 PM
All I know is I wish one could get catfish at Southern California gas stations. Catfish is delish.