What does catfish taste like?
I always wanted to try fried catfish but have never worked up the nerve because I am afraid I won't like it. But then again anything fried tastes good right?? I have had fried flounder but does catfish have its own distinct flavor?
What's not to like?
My taste buds are old and numbed by years of spicy food, but as far as I can tell catfish is just plain white mild fish, with a moist and succulent texture - you gonna love it! (Pardon me, it's a Southern favorite - "Bless yo' heart, ahm sure y'all will just love it!"
I too am a big fan of catfish. Probably my favourite freshwater fish.
I don't see why you don't just go ahead and try it. It's not like you're ordering caviar or a lobster. If you don't like it, don't eat it. It won't set you back very much.
I don't know, I put cod and roughy in the plain, white, mild fish category. Catfish has a twangy taste (for lack of a better word) that defies my attempt at classification. If it's fried, and it mostly is, there is a taste in the background, behind the cornmeal coating plucking on a banjo.
I agree with the above but I do know that my friends who aren't crazy about seafood usually esp. don't like catfish because it can be fishier than a lot of other fish.