Why is catfish getting a bad rap?
It seems nearly every person I've talked to about eating fish all have a similar view about catfish. Yuk, I don't care for catfish at all...give me any other fish to eat instead of catfish!
Then, usually I'm making either catfish poorboys, catfish nuggets, blackened catfish and they certainly eat a whole bunch of it. Now, I grew up eating catfish fishing in the river, at my grampa's, or from one of the fishing clubs. I'll admit that catfish that are too large and too old get gamey and they start to get an excess of that yellowish fat. When I cook I'll always get fresh catfish too, never frozen or pumped with additional "flavors" or water solutions.
I'll certainly continue to eat catfish and enjoy it, as will my family. But why, why does catfish get a bad rap?
Could it have been something against Jim Hunter? Batter'up!