Fried Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

For extra crispy use stone-ground yellow cornmeal. Adjust all spices to taste. I made this using large basa fillets, it was excellent!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow dish combine the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Dredge the fillets into the mixture and coat evenly.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet or a Dutch oven pour about 2-inches of oil; heat to 350 degrees.
  4. Fry the fillets in batches for about 5-6 minutes turning once until golden.
  5. Drain on paper towels.


Most Helpful

Awesome!!! Loved it and the family did to. I always love your recipes!

Chemaine August 29, 2011

This is so easy to toss together when dh wants fried catfish (which is often!) I make this in my deep fryer instead of pan frying.

KMLWPA June 06, 2007

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