Classic Fried Catfish

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by lazyme

Southern Living Magazine, June 2001.

Top Review by breezermom

I didn't use as much oil and upped the cayenne pepper. Served with homemade tartar sauce and we were in fried catfish heaven. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large shallow dish.
  2. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt; dredge in cornmeal mixture, coating evenly.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a deep cast-iron skillet; heat to 350 degrees.
  4. Fry fish, in batches, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

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