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Classic Fried Catfish

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars

"There's nothing like catfish, no-frills needed."
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Ingredients

servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. COMBINE first 5 ingredients in a large shallow dish. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt; dredge in cornmeal mixture, coating evenly.
  2. POUR oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a deep cast-iron skillet; heat to 350 degrees. Fry fish, in batches, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

Footnotes

  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living® magazine. All rights reserved.

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Most helpful positive review

This is very good and crunchy! I did add a dash or two of Emerils Essence. Make sure your catfish is dry before you coat it, and have the pan sizzling to insure a quick sear, and crusty outside.

Most helpful critical review

Classic maybe, however not much flavor. Seasonings go a long way including some cajun spices.

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Classic maybe, however not much flavor. Seasonings go a long way including some cajun spices.

This is very good and crunchy! I did add a dash or two of Emerils Essence. Make sure your catfish is dry before you coat it, and have the pan sizzling to insure a quick sear, and crusty outside.

Considering I'm just getting started in the kitchen. I'm amazed at the results. My husband and I barely made it to the table with the food after sampling it as we cooked!! We love catfish and ...

Quick, easy, and very, very tasty. Gives a lot of good flavor and crunch.

Delicious! so crispy and tender. Thanks!

This is Delicious!! Every catfish lover should try it!

Very tasty and easy for a basic fried catfish recipe - as good, if not better, than any we've had at a restaurant! Will definitely make this again when I don't feel like spending lots of time in...

I have never made fried fish and I was having 12 people over for dinner. I found this recipe and was praying it would be good. EVERYONE loved it !!!!

Very Good recipe - will keep in my file to use every tine I want to fry up some catfish.