This is the best way to cook catfish. If you love fish, you will just love this recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, cornmeal and lemon pepper spice; set aside. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs.

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  • In a large frying pan, melt margarine over medium-high heat.

  • Working one at a time, dip filets in egg and dredge in flour until well coated. Cook in hot margarine, turning once, until brown on both sides. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve.

Nutrition Facts

654 calories; protein 32.7g 65% DV; carbohydrates 50.2g 16% DV; fat 34.9g 54% DV; cholesterol 229.6mg 77% DV; sodium 645.3mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
Broiled instead of frying in margarine and it was terrific! Use fairly thick fillets and broil about 6-8 inches from element. Remove when golden brown& check for flakiness. Great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2003
I followed the directions and somehow the fish still ended up burning on the sides as I flipped it. I think the recipe called for too much margerine. Read More
(7)
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
Broiled instead of frying in margarine and it was terrific! Use fairly thick fillets and broil about 6-8 inches from element. Remove when golden brown& check for flakiness. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
This was sooo good flakey and moist! Very simple. I can only imagine that the person who burned it had the temp up way too high as I had if anything too much margarine. I can give one note I bought "pre marinated" lemon pepp. catfish from the local Raleys (always very fresh there). I also added just a pinch of salt to the flour mixture. I would DEFINITELY serve this to my in-laws..and that's sayin' something! Thanks Hallie! P.s...this was my fist catfish..2nd fish! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2007
Okay tasty catfish but heavens I can't see the need for 4 eggs. One was plenty for the 2lbs of catfish nuggets I used. And had leftover breading as well. I would decrease the breading and probably up the cornmeal ratio also. Used a mixture of butter and oil for frying. Fried up nice and quick and browned easily. Good fish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2012
a fat siamese cat was sitting in the kitchen while i used half butter and veggie oil. i was mixing the mixture while the cast iron pan heated up when thunder struck very close by. i'm pouring lemon pepper in the plastic bag to shake my catfish strips up and the cat fleabag attacks. i think only about 3 tablespoons of lemon pepper jumped into the bag. so...4 stars... use more lemon pepper use cast iron use butter/veggie oil blend and rent a storm-scared siamese cat to help you judge the extra amount of lemon pepper needed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
This is very easy and it's a wonderful way to prepare catfish. I suggest adding salt to the cornmeal mixture. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
This fish had a great coating. I used butter to fry and it turned out great. I would probably add more Lemon Pepper tho if that is the flavor you are looking for. 1 TBS does not give it much lemon pepper taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2004
i liked this recipe. it came out very flaky which i liked. i added salt also and more lemon pepper. my family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2003
I followed the directions and somehow the fish still ended up burning on the sides as I flipped it. I think the recipe called for too much margerine. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
Good---made a few days ago with SCI hushpuppies. I used oil instead of margarine to fry and I used less flour and more cornmeal some Italian style bread crumbs. Very close to my fried catfish recipe. Read More
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