Catfish (Pan Fried)

Recipe by Alan Leonetti
READY IN: 20mins




  • Place catfish into a shallow bowl or baking dish.
  • In another smaller bowl mix all of the seasonings. Season the filets with half of the seasonings. Add the lemon juice. Turn the catfish filets several times to coat evenly. Allow to stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  • Combine the cornmeal, flour and the remaining seasoning mixture in a bowl.
  • Remove the catfish filets from the marinade and dredge in the cornmeal mixture, coating evenly.
  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the catfish and fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove the catfish from the skillet with a slotted spatula, drain on paper towels and serve.