Classic Fried Catfish


Recipe From the
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Archives

4

Serves

10 min

Prep Time

25-30 min

Total

Ingredients

  • 4 farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • Parsley sprigs

Directions

1. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
2. Coat fillets with mixture, shaking off excess.
3. Heat 1 inch of oil to 350° F in a skillet.
4. Fry fillets in single layer until golden brown (5–6 min)
5. Remove from oil and pat dry.
6. Garnish with tomato and parsley.

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