Soulful Fried Catfish and Fries (Cooking with Carolyn)

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Oct. 08, 2012

A Soul Food favorite, fried catfish and fries complete with homemade tartar sauce. You'll be eating and loving this recipe in no time.


For the tartar sauce
Mayonnaise 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Pickles 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Capers 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Shallots 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , chopped finely
Sweet relish 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Parsely 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
For the fish
Catfish fillet 2 Pound (or swai fillet)
Eggs 2 Medium , beaten
Cornmeal 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Frying oil 400 Milliliter (for deep frying)
For the fries
Russet potato 5 Medium , slice (1/4 inch thick)
Seasoning 1 Tablespoon (Grand Diamond Seasoning)



1. In small bowl mix all the ingredients for the tartar sauce along with the mayonnaise followed by the lemon juice. Your tartar sauce is ready. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

2. In a large pan pour oil for frying and heat so that you achieve 350 degree temperature.

3. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slice and blanch in water for 3-4 minutes. Drain and pat dry and then cut then into 1/4 inch.


4. In a small bowl beat eggs with ½ Teaspoon of seasoning (or use kosher salt, paprika, thyme, cayenne).

5. In a large bowl season the fish fillets with 1 Tablespoon of seasoning.

6. Once done pour the beaten egg over the fish and coat well.

7. Next crumb the fish fillet with cornmeal.

8. Fry the fish for 3-4 minute on each side in the pan of hot oil.

9. In the same oil or fresh oil you can fry the blanched fries. Once done drain well and season with Grand Diamond Seasoning.


10. You serve your Soulful Fried Catfish and Fries along with the tartar sauce and wedges of lemon.


You can cut the potatoes to the size of steaks fries and once you blanch them then you can cut them to a shoe-string size.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1721Calories from Fat 1021

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.3%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 973 mg40.54%

Total Carbohydrates 130 g43.3%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 47 g94%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet