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Catfish swimming its way to school lunches
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Thursday, April 25, 2002 | Nancy Anderson

Posted on 04/25/2002 11:31:20 AM PDT by Willie Green

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:34:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Don't tell the kids but $6 million worth of breaded catfish is headed for school cafeterias. Sounds fishy to me. Everyone knows second-graders have severe standards when it comes to eating.

Fearful suspicion is cast upon all foods not found on their basic list of acceptable foods (the adventuresome eater has at least four) to ingest without anxiety or ketchup.


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1 posted on 04/25/2002 11:31:20 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
THX........I LUV catfish
2 posted on 04/25/2002 11:38:15 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
I looove catfish, too! We get it for $3.99 a pound when it's on sale.
3 posted on 04/25/2002 11:41:55 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Willie Green
CATFISH!!!!....mmmm....mmmm...GOOD!

FMCDH!

4 posted on 04/25/2002 11:48:39 AM PDT by nothingnew
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To: Willie Green
Yuck! I'll pass on bottom-feeders every time . . .
5 posted on 04/25/2002 11:50:32 AM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: realpatriot71
Yuck! I'll pass on bottom-feeders every time . . .

That’s just it, we never ate them much either. Too “muddy” tasting. It was the same for gars and mullet where we lived. Anyway, now they have all sorts of strato-feeder catfish that will hit a plug just like a bass. And since they are raised on a fish farm, they probably use that Purina floater-food, or whatever they call it, so they don’t eat on the bottom anymore. I still don’t eat them much though.

7 posted on 04/25/2002 12:02:17 PM PDT by thatsnotnice
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To: realpatriot71
You're right that catfish caught in the wild can be pretty sad on a plate. Farm raised catfish, however, is terrific. Live dangerously, give it a try.
8 posted on 04/25/2002 12:32:13 PM PDT by caltrop
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To: caltrop
Farm raised catfish, however, is terrific. Live dangerously, give it a try.

Hey if I can guarantee the catfish hasn't been eating sh!t and garbage off the floor of a pond or lake, I might actually give it a try. Hell if you bread something, deep-fat fry it, and serve with BBQ sauce or ranch dressing, I can probably choke it down.

:-)

9 posted on 04/25/2002 12:37:07 PM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: realpatriot71
There's probably a reason catfish is bibically off-limits. [It's got fins, but no scales - has to have both]
10 posted on 04/25/2002 12:39:45 PM PDT by jonatron
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To: realpatriot71
where will the food police be when it's discovered that it's DEEP FRIED, of all things?
11 posted on 04/25/2002 12:50:43 PM PDT by bandlength
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To: bandlength
Down on the Catawba south of Charlotte there are more than a few fish camps that popped up a long time ago around Gaston County and just over the line into SC. I grew up eating salt and peppered catfish. Let me say here and now, there is nothing better in the water than catfish. You can take whatever you catch out of the ocean, trout comes close from up in the mountains, but nothing surpasses catfish
12 posted on 04/25/2002 12:54:01 PM PDT by billbears
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To: Willie Green
I'm getting hungry!
13 posted on 04/25/2002 12:57:36 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: realpatriot71
Hey if I can guarantee the catfish hasn't been eating sh!t and garbage off the floor of a pond or lake, I might actually give it a try.

You ever eaten pork?

14 posted on 04/25/2002 12:58:58 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
You ever eaten pork? LOL--Will never forget my husband's reaction after visiting my uncle's farm and seeing what the hogs were eating in the cattle feeder lot.
15 posted on 04/25/2002 1:41:48 PM PDT by scholar
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To: realpatriot71
You don't have to bread it, fry it or disguise its flavor in any way. The farm raised catfish is great. We frequently cook it in a Fish Romertopf (clay pot) with lemon, a little mustard, some chives, salt and pepper.
16 posted on 04/25/2002 2:48:27 PM PDT by caltrop
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To: umgud
lemme know when they get 'em to taste like poke-ribs!
17 posted on 04/25/2002 2:52:51 PM PDT by steveo
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
You ever eaten pork?

I pass on pig too :-)

18 posted on 04/25/2002 3:33:51 PM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: caltrop
The farm raised catfish is great.

I'll try just about anything once . . . :-)

19 posted on 04/25/2002 3:47:58 PM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: realpatriot71
Hey if I can guarantee the catfish hasn't been eating sh!t and garbage off the floor of a pond or lake, I might actually give it a try.

What about other scavengers such as Crab and Lobster.

As for Catfish, it is just behind Walleye for Goooood Eatin'.

20 posted on 04/25/2002 8:45:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: MississippiDeltaDawg; Dawgsquat
Urgent ping.
21 posted on 04/25/2002 8:50:29 PM PDT by dighton
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To: realpatriot71
Quality control for farm-raised catfish is quite strict at the better catfish processors. As already noted, the fish are fed at the surface, from trucks that drive between the ponds, spreading feed processed from grain. It's true that catfish can easily acquire an odor if they're not maintained in a clean environment, so before a processor accepts a truckload of fish, sample fish are killed, cooked, and carefully sniffed.
22 posted on 04/25/2002 9:02:52 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Mike Darancette
What about other scavengers such as Crab and Lobster.

I can't stand that crap either - I don't ever eat it - nasty stuff . . .

23 posted on 04/25/2002 9:11:17 PM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: Willie Green
I was at Catfish Cabin in Albertville, Alabama last week (Rte. 431) for "all-you-can-eat-catfish-night" and I downed 7 whole catfish, washing them down with iced tea. Left nothing behind but the bones. I love catfish! Those kids are in for a real treat.
24 posted on 04/25/2002 9:13:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: realpatriot71
I can't stand that crap either - I don't ever eat it - nasty stuff . . .

Mmmmm ... More for me. :-)

25 posted on 04/25/2002 11:02:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: dighton
Don't tell the kids but $6 million worth of breaded catfish is headed for school cafeterias.

Breaded? BREADED?? Catfish should only have they're little bodies dredged through seasoned cornmeal and deep-fried in peanut oil!

Looks like there may be a run on the pink stuff, and not for no sauce, neither!

26 posted on 04/27/2002 10:16:35 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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