Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Catfish is relatively cheap and easy to get, but the taste can bore some people, unless done right. I used to make these many years ago, but haven't since becoming Kosher. Here's my method, hope you like it! Cooking time includes 20min sit time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle fillets with salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Beat eggs, and stir in water.
  3. Spread cornmeal on a piece of wax paper, and roll each fish in the cornmeal.
  4. Next, dip it in the egg mixture (this is not an error, cornmeal, then egg - trust me).
  5. Now roll it in the cornmeal again.
  6. Refrigerate fish for 20minutes.
  7. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat and fry fish for about 3 minutes on each side, adding more butter if needed (oil can be used instead of butter).
  8. I love this served with a good tartar sauce and fresh lemon juice squeezed on top. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was a very simple and tasty recipe. My kids ages 11 & 12 were able to help with this recipe. I had no problem getting corn meal to stick, but I waited until my oil was hot enough before I put fish in pan. Will keep this recipe and continue to use it from now on. Thanks!

goldstonrc1 March 14, 2009

This was really good flavor wise, but I could not keep the breading on my fish. Next time, I may try baking this in the oven with some cooking spray on top.

MsSally January 17, 2008

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