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    JEff

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    Default Skin or no skin - Should you remove the skin off a catfish?

    My freind and I are arguing over it. Should you take the skin off the catfish or not. I have always striped it off I thought you where sopposed to. Any thoughts?


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    Jeff, I assume you are meaning skinning them to eat the catfish. I say definitely. In fact I prefer to filet them & remove the skin. Split the filet by taking out that mud streak down the middle. Makes them so much better eating.


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    I never skin them. Me and my Cuz(Lanceco) just use an electric fillet knife and do them just like any fish. He can get plenty of meat off a 3-5lb channel cat in just a minute or two. They taste great that way!!!:wink::big_smile:

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfishjohn View Post
    I never skin them. Me and my Cuz(Lanceco) just use an electric fillet knife and do them just like any fish. He can get plenty of meat off a 3-5lb channel cat in just a minute or two. They taste great that way!!!:wink::big_smile:
    Yes John but surely you mean that you take the skin off the fillet, right?

    I don't know anyone who would eat catfish skin.:crazy: Never even heard of anyone leaving the skin on.:crazy::crazy::crazy: Yucko!!!

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    Default I agree with darryl

    ewwwwww yuck, is the first thing thats going to come out of your mouth closely followed by once chewed catfish if you leave the skin on. Might as well fillet a football and fryer up LOL. I always take off the skin.

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    I actually saw a fishing show the other day where they filleted the cats and left the skin on..grilled it skin side down and never turned it..I have been wondering about it myself..

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    i have eaten cats that weren't skinned...crisp up the skin and it's ok.
    kinda like leaving skin on fryed chicken.
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    The only person i ever seen eat a catfish with the skin on was a vietnamese and all he done was take out the guts then throw it in a pot head and all and make fish soup:ooooh:, looked nasty to me but he seemed to like it:smile2:.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl1 View Post
    Yes John but surely you mean that you take the skin off the fillet, right?

    I don't know anyone who would eat catfish skin.:crazy: Never even heard of anyone leaving the skin on.:crazy::crazy::crazy: Yucko!!!
    LMAO! Yep,I cut the fillet off the skin. What I mean is I/we don't skin the whole cat first like some do. Don't think the skin would be too tasty...:confused2::smile2:

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    It never ceases to amaze me, the new things I learn on this board. I would have bet money that no one has ever deliberately eaten catfish skin, at least not twice. That's right up there with the tale a co-worker told me about her grandfather eating fried gizzard shad.


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