Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins

When you find a spice mixture you like, double or triple the recipe, and save the extra to use with other seafood (such as shrimp), chicken, pork, or even potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the paprika mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add fish; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Most Helpful

We love fried catfish but for health reasons thought we would try a different method. This recipe is so easy and delicious! Cut the recipe in half and I did use more olive oil, 2 tablespoons instead of teaspoons. Excellent!Thanks Al!!

Little_Sister March 18, 2007

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