In this video, Allrecipes cook Stephan shows how to make his authentic catfish. The recipe is a classic Southern recipe modified using Stephen’s and his wife Sara's secret blend of spices. Start with this easy recipe and add spices to make it your own, like paprika, cayenne, and lemon pepper. Catfish is the most widely eaten American fish and can be used in any recipe calling for a non-oily white fish, but most Southerners prefer it dredged in cornmeal and fried. Hush puppies are an absolute must to serve with fried catfish, along with coleslaw and ketchup. Watch the video, then try this top-rated recipe for Southern-Fried Catfish.