Catfish With Cornmeal Breading

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Bill From New Mexico

Serve with Hush Puppies

Top Review by A Messy Cook

Delicious recipe, tasted great on tilapia. Instead of adding salt to the wet mixture, I put normal salt in the dry mixture, while omitting the celery salt altogether. Also, I didn't have paprika so used cayenne instead. I prefer baked fish to fried, so I baked the tilapia fillets at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. I'll use this recipe again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put flour in shallow dish.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, and salt in another bowl.
  3. Combine cornmeal, celery salt, paprika, pepper and mustard in shallow dish.
  4. Lightly coat fish in flour.
  5. Dip in milk/egg wash.
  6. Coat with corn meal.
  7. Put fish on paper towels on a baking sheet.
  8. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  9. Heat oil to 375 in a deep heavy pan.
  10. Heat oven to 300.
  11. Carefully add fish in batches to hot oil.
  12. Lower heat to medium high.
  13. Turn fish, cook until coating is golden brown and fish is opaque.
  14. Remove fish, drain on paper towels.
  15. Keep warm in oven.
  16. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

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