Townsend Kyser has been raising catfish in rural Western Alabama for many years.
“Farming drives the economy in our area, and catfish drives that farming,” Kyser said.
Prices are beginning to level out (about $1.15 pound for whole, live catfish), after some volatile swings in that past few years.
Listen to Kyser’s reflections on the catfish economy and the future of jobs in his area using the audio player above
Meantime, if you’ve never cooked catfish before, give this rib-sticking recipe a try.
Southern Fried Catfish
Pat fresh catfish fillets dry
Batter with cornmeal and secret spices
Drop them in 350 degree oil for 3 min
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