Many people prefer to skin their catfish first. However, others know how to clean catfish by filleting them first before removing the skin.
We'll explain here the technique of cleaning and filleting catfish with the skin on in just a few quick and easy steps.
Either of the two catfish cleaning techniques are fairly simple. And after you have cleaned a few of your own catfish, I'm sure you will determine which method is best for you.
Also, each of the two methods to clean catfish can incorporate a slightly different technique, which is just easier for some people. Although, the results are basically the same.
The only catfish cleaning tool you would need to start would
be a nice sharp, and flexible fish fillet knife. And
naturally you would want to have a clean work area, a garbage container
close by, and a water faucet. Wearing
fish cleaning gloves are optional,
but they help to get a better grip on the catfish because of how slimy
their skin is.
And that's it. Simple enough, huh? Your catfish fillets are ready for the fire! You now know how to clean catfish and fillet them with the skin on. It becomes much easier with more experience.
You can also try skinning the catfish before filleting them.
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