Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 6 catfish fillets (4- to 6-oz.)
- 1⁄3 cup plain yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄3 cup masa harina (corn flour)
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- peanut oil
- Whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce.
- Place catfish in a single layer in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; pour buttermilk mixture over fish. Cover and chill 8 hours, turning once.
- Combine cornmeal and next 6 ingredients in a shallow dish.
- Let fish stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.
- Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a large, deep cast-iron or heavy-duty skillet; heat to 360°.
- Fry fish, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack on a paper towel-lined jelly-roll pan. Keep warm in a 225° oven until ready to serve.
- *All-purpose flour or plain yellow cornmeal may be substituted.
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