beer battered catfish tacos my way

For the avocados and catfish:

2 hass avocados
4 cup flour
4 cup guiness draught
4 teaspoon hot sauce (I use sriracha)
about 2 pounds of catfish fillets

For the spicy mayonnaise:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
a large bunch cilantro
the juice of 2 limes
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper

Other ingredients:

4 – 6 cups oil for frying
flour or corn tortillas
corn and tomato salsa 

Ok…I do this with catfish but you can use any white fish you want…cod…haddock….pollock…summer flounder…lemon fish…mmm all good choices. No fish is wrong here, however…it should be deboned…if not deboned bit of a choking hazard in this recipe…

Preheat oil for frying to 375°. It’s ready when you stick a wooden chopstick in the oil and it fries. Do not fill a pan more then half full of oil, the oil will expand and more then half full will cause a grease fire. These are awesome tacos, but not good enough to burn the house down.  Combine flour, beer and hot sauce in a large bowl. Whisk well and set aside.

Combine all ingredients for spicy mayonnaise in a food processor and blend until cilantro is very fine. Set aside.

Dip avocado slices in batter and drop in hot oil to fry. Fry at 375° for 2 – 3 minutes, turning once. Avocados should be golden brown. Now dip the catfish in remaining batter and fry for 2-3 minutes turning once. You want a nice golden brown catfish.

Serve corn salsa in tortillas topped with fried avocados, fried catfish and spicy mayonnaise. You get this, sweetness from the avacado, the tangy of the corn salsa, the lovely catfish and the mayonnaise, and it’s just an all around wonderful dish, all tied together with spicy flavors.

If you want, you could even deep fry some corn flour tortillas into taco shells similar to jack in the box. Absolutely delicious!