Southern Fried Catfish Nuggets

Recipe by Jessica K
READY IN: 40mins


  • 1 -2
    lb catfish nuggets
  • 1
  • 2
    cups buttermilk (can use regular or lowfat milk)
  • 3
    cups cornmeal
  • salt and pepper (other seasonings you want)
  • oil


  • Put oil in a skillet until it is halfway up or you can use a deep fryer, a deep fryer is actually best for these. Heat until hot or if using skillet use medium high heat.
  • In a large bowl beat egg with a fork, add buttermilk to it. Beat again to incorporate.
  • In another big bowl put cornmeal and seasonings to taste.
  • Rinse nuggets and dip into milk mixture, depending on how many you have you could probably fit them all in at one time.
  • Take a few out of the milk and dip in to the cornmeal, roll around to get it coated good, then put into oil.
  • If using skillet put them in until skillet is full. fry 3 minutes, turn and fry another 2-3 minutes. If using a deep fryer fry 5 minutes, about halfway through stir them around to break up any that might have clumped together. They are done when golden brown and flake easily with a fork.