Southern Fried Catfish is easy to make and this restaurant-quality recipe won’t disappoint! You’ll love this 3-step recipe and it’s ready in less than 20-minutes!
Tender catfish fillets, lightly breaded in a Southern seasoned cornmeal mix and fried to perfection! Nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy and flavorful on the inside.
There’s no need to go out to dinner when you can make restaurant-quality fried catfish at home!
Tartar sauce recipe included!
2 lbs fresh catfish filets
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 tsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Accent
2 tsp Creole seasoning or seasoned salt
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp dry crab boil (optional)
canola oil for frying
In a shallow dish, cornmeal, flour, and all listed spices and seasonings.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or cast iron skillet to about 350 degrees F
Dredge each fish filet in the cornmeal mixture and shake off the excess.
Fry the catfish for 3-5 mins per side (or total if deep frying) or until it’s as crispy as desired
Drain on paper towels