North Carolina Battered Catfish
Do it right and [stick your arm down a catfish hole in the muddy waters of a north carolina pond](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc_huHb4PMc), take that sucker home at serve it up to your friends and family on some corn tortilas
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup cornmeal
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1 tablespoon kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1 (12-ounce) bottle amber beer
* 4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
* 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
* 1 lemon, juiced
Preheat a deep-fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cayenne and whisk to combine. Whisk in the beer, being sure to remove any lumps.
Cut the catfish fillets in half lengthwise to make 2 strips. If desired, cut into bite-sized pieces. In a small bowl add the salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Season the fillets with the salt mixture.
Dip each strip in the beer batter and add to the fryer, a few at a time, moving them around so they don't stick. Fry until brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the fryer to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining fillets and season the fish with lemon juice. Cut them up into taco size portions and show your friends how amazing your catch tastes.