Second Fish Test with my Newest Toy

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Bearcarver

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Second Fish Test with my Newest Toy


Last time I made a couple of Catfish Fillets in my New “Emeril’s Air Fryer 360”, as a request from another SMF Member.
Those Fish and the Tater Wedges came out Great, but the instructions were pretty lousy.
The time was too short, the Fish were on the Baking Pan, instead of the wire basket, and the Fan was not utilized the whole time. So at the end of that cook, I left myself some notes to try this time, and this time everything worked Great.

So This time:
I put the Breaded Fillet in the Wire Basket, flanked by 8 Tater Wedges, & sprayed a little Olive Oil on the Fillet.
The Tater Wedges were all rubbed with Olive Oil & sprinkled with the same rub I use on Pork, because last time Mrs Bear said there was too much Garlic flavor with my CBPOG.

So I set the Fryer @ 400° for 20 minutes, and everything came out Great. Everything was done & very juicy.

The Taters were completely done, even in the center, but Mrs Bear said they were too Spicy, so I told her to shop around at Giant & find something she might like, for next time.

The Catfish Fillet was Awesome, but was almost 190° in the center. It didn’t effect the quality, but next time I might check it a little sooner, like 15 or 18 minutes, instead of 20. I'd prefer closer to 160° IT.

So far I made the best Fried Chicken parts I ever had with this thing, and now I made Awesome Fried Catfish Fillets & Fried Tater Wedges, all without drowning them in Oil or Fat.
I have also reheated a few things, and made a couple of Pizzas.

So I’m liking this thing more each time I use it.

No I didn’t quit Smoking. (Meat that is)


Thanks Guys,

Bear



Toy of the Day---"Emeril's Air Fryer 360":
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One good sized Catfish Fillet:
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I trimmed the obvious Fat off, but you can see there wasn't much (Bottom Right):
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I added some of my Pork Rub to Mrs Bear's Italian Bread Crumbs:
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All mixed together now:
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Flour, Egg, and Breading:
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All Breaded & Ready:
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One good sized Tater, sliced into 8 wedges:
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In the Basket & ready for some Air Frying:
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Fresh out of Air Fryer:
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Plated, showing side one of Fish:
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Plated, showing side two of Fish.
This shows if you use the Basket, and run the fan during the cooking, you don't have to flip it:
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Great looking catfish and wedges bear! Has me wanting to make some fish now its been awhile


Thank You John!!
I hate to use this thing during the Summer, when I can use my Weber "Q", but I'm having fun experimenting with it.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Looks great!! Man I have to find time to hit the local reservoir. Very underfished. I can slay 3 -5 pounders all day using shrimp for bait. Lots of fun.
 
Nice looking meal Bear. Big Like. I wonder if that air fryer could do hush puppies?


Thank You!!
Sure you could do Hush Puppies, as long as you could keep them from turning into pancakes before they firm up. They'd be Great!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Looks great!! Man I have to find time to hit the local reservoir. Very underfished. I can slay 3 -5 pounders all day using shrimp for bait. Lots of fun.


Thank You 222!!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
That looks awesome! I do miss the times I had catching those big cats when I was living in Arkansas. And fry them up.
 
Looks really good Bear, I haven't had catfish in a while, and with the current heatwave we're experiencing - I think it will be a while longer. Green salad and cold sandwiches have been on the menu the last couple days.

Point for sure

Chris
 
Good lookin meal . Nice work on the coating . Flour first is key .


Thank You Rich!!
Yeah--I give Mrs Bear that job. My big meathooks don't do the gentle things too good!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Wow Bear that is awesome!
My ol' lady was saying she wants a convection oven and I said that she should let me know before she buys one because I can look up your model and tell her to get that one!

Also I might have been one of the people asking about catfish... or maybe it was breaded country/chicken fried steak. I can't remember, but anyhow great job as always! :)
 
That looks awesome! I do miss the times I had catching those big cats when I was living in Arkansas. And fry them up.


Thank You Steve!!
We didn't catch many big ones up here, but I found the 10" to 16" to be the best eating anyway.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Looks really good Bear, I haven't had catfish in a while, and with the current heatwave we're experiencing - I think it will be a while longer. Green salad and cold sandwiches have been on the menu the last couple days.

Point for sure

Chris


Thank You Chris!!
Yup---I like cold foods when it's hot out, but I hate cold Fish, unless it's smoked hard, like my Smoked Salmon.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Wow Bear that is awesome!
My ol' lady was saying she wants a convection oven and I said that she should let me know before she buys one because I can look up your model and tell her to get that one!

Also I might have been one of the people asking about catfish... or maybe it was breaded country/chicken fried steak. I can't remember, but anyhow great job as always! :)


Thank You Tall !!
So far I like it.
The only thing I question is how hot the outside gets, and when the fan is blowing it seems to get even hotter below the bottom of the door, but I keep checking it, and it hasn't hurt my "Nevamar" at all.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
I agree. But hooking into a 30 pound flat head cat is a blast!


Just about all we ever caught around my area were up to about 16", unless we'd drive down to Conowingo (Maryland Border) where we could catch catfish up to about 20 pounds.

Bear
 
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