Moist, juicy catfish, coated with cornmeal and fried crisp, makes a delicious sandwich on a crusty roll with peppery mayonnaise. If you're not in a sandwich mood, skip the roll, but don't hold the mayo: It makes a fine dipping sauce for the fish. Slideshow: Tasty Sandwiches
Fish Alternatives Substitute moderately firm, lean fillets for the catfish. Scrod, rockfish, ocean perch, haddock, or tilefish are good options.
These laid-back catfish sandwiches will be great with beer or with a straightforward, gulpable red wine. Choose a Gamay from California or a Beaujolais from France, which is also made from the Gamay grape. Chill the wine slightly for maximum enjoyment.