Georgia Sunflower Catfish & Harvest Sides

Welcome to a taste of Georgia, straight from the fields of Fresh Press Farms. Our recipe, Georgia Sunflower Catfish & Harvest Sides, is a heartfelt homage to the flavors that flourish in our state, crafted with the goodness of our cold-pressed sunflower oil. This dish is a testament to our belief in simple, healthy, and delicious food that brings people together. With every ingredient, we aim to capture the essence of our farm's bounty, offering a culinary experience that’s as genuine as it is gratifying.

About the Recipe

Dive into a plate full of Georgia warmth with our catfish and sides. This dish highlights our farm-fresh sunflower oil, bringing out the best in each ingredient. Crispy catfish, tangy slaw, smoky sweet potatoes, and a zesty remoulade come together for a meal that's as nourishing as it is flavorful. It’s our way of sharing the farm-to-table experience, celebrating the natural goodness of our Georgia-grown produce. Simple, satisfying, and straight from our fields to your fork.


Malt Vinegar Slaw

Yield: 5-6 servings

  • 6 oz. Napa Cabbage, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 oz. Carrot, Julienne
  • 2 Scallions, Sliced on a Long Bias 
  • 1/4 Bunch Cilantro Sprigs
  • 2 tbsp. Malt Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Press Farms sunflower oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


Slice cabbage as thinly as possible with a sharp knife or mandolin. Cut carrots into 2” long thin matchsticks using a mandolin with teeth attachment. Cut scallions thinly on as much of an angle as possible to achieve long bias cut. Pick cilantro into sprigs with small tender stems attached. Toss in a bowl with vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper just prior to serving.


Sweet Potato Air Fries

Yield: 5-6 servings


Preheat air fryer to 375F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into long wedge shapes (steak fries). Toss in a large bowl with oil, then salt, pepper and paprika. Cook in batches in air fryer by spreading out sweet potatoes in a single layer, slightly spaced.  Cook for 7 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. 



Pickled Green Tomato Remoulade

Yield: 5-6 servings 

  • 1 Cup Dukes Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Shallot, Brunoise
  • 2 tbsp Capers, Lightly Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Caper Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Pickled Green Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Peel shallot and dice very small, 1/8” by 1/8”. Pick leaves from parsley, and chop roughly. Remove capers from jar with a fork, and lightly chop. Add mayonnaise, shallot, parsley, and capers to a small mixing bowl. Drain pickled green tomatoes and add to mayonnaise bowl with remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Season with more caper juice and salt and pepper as desired.



Yield: 5-6 servings

  • 2 Lb Fresh Catfish Filets
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Masa Harina (Corn Flour)
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Press Farms Sunflower Oil


Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat.  Combine buttermilk and tabasco in a bowl. In another bowl, combine corn meal, corn flour, and old bay seasoning. Pat catfish filets dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Dip each filet into buttermilk mixture, then place in cornmeal mixture and shake to coat. Working in batches, pour 2-3 T of oil into your pan, and place catfish filets in pan one at time, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook for 4 minutes until golden, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Arrange air fried sweet potatoes in the center of a plate, topped with the catfish, and a healthy pinch of slaw. Drizzle sauce around fish or serve on the side for dipping.



Bringing this dish to your table is like sharing a meal with us at Fresh Press Farms, right here in Georgia. It’s about enjoying the simple pleasures of fresh, honest food that’s been grown, harvested, and prepared with care. Each bite reflects our commitment to quality and the joy of good eating. So, whether you’re gathering with family or friends, our Georgia Sunflower Catfish & Harvest Sides recipe is a way to experience the flavors of our farm, no matter where you are. Here’s to delicious meals that keep us connected to the land and to each other. Enjoy!