Crunchy Cornmeal Fried Catfish

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Jan. 24, 2018

Learn how to make crispy pan-fried catfish with this easy video recipe! Perfect for a summer fish fry, this cornmeal coated catfish is a Texas classic.


Catfish fillets 1 Pound
For marinade:
Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((((or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice)))))
Minced fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Tabasco sauce 2 Dash
For the breading:
Cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (((((for frying)))))



1.In a bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, parsley, salt, tabasco sauce and mix well.

2.Immerse fish pieces in marinade and allow to sit for 10-30 minutes at room temperature.


3.In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and mix well.

4.Dredge fish pieces in the mixture and keep it ready.

5.Heat oil in a large skillet to 360-365F.

6.Fry few pieces at a time for 4 minutes (2 minutes/side).

7.Drain excess oil using paper towels.


8.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2