Justin Wilson's Fried Catfish

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This batter is great on any fish, and our favorite is crappie. Hope you enjoy. The serving size and cook time are approximate because we usually just cook what we catch. You can cook as little or as much fish as you have on hand.


  1. Soak fish in milk Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly in a bowl or bag.
  2. Roll the fish in dry ingredients Fry in hot cooking oil deep enough to float the fish.
  3. (Be sure grease or oil is not too hot, about 350 degrees).
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely a wonderful recipe! I didn't have butter flavored salt so I used sea salt and used it when letting the catfish fillets soak in the milk. I let the fillets soak for 10 minutes on one side and 10 minutes on the other while my oil was heating in my deep fryer. I will be keeping this recipe for future use. I want to try some trout that we catch at the lake with this recipe. Gives a nice crispy crunch! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

4 5

We really enjoyed this, in fact my DH took the leftovers to work and shared them. Everyone enjoyed. The only thing is it was just a bit too crunchy for us, so next time when I make it I will cut back on the cornmeal. We used it on bluegills. Thanks for posting.

4 5

I didn`t know how long to soak the fish because it`s noy stated. So I just dipped it in. I used whole fillets. This recipe leave a lot of dry ingredients left over. Maybe if you cut the fish into bite size pieces you would use all the ingredients. I did kick up the spices quite a bit. Used Old Bay too. I didn`t have any butter flavored salt and didn`t miss it. But all in all these were good and easy. After frying I season with coarse salt, lemon and parsley.