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Classic fried catfish

Main Dishes

Fish and Seafood


4 U.S. farm-raised catfish fillets
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Vegetable oil for frying


Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.
Coat catfish with mixture, shaking off excess. Fill a large, heavy skillet half full with vegetable oil. Heat to 350 degrees.
Add catfish in a single layer, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes, depending on size.
Remove fish from oil and drain on paper towels.
Serve with hushpuppies.


Originally published in the August 2021 issue as part of the feature article on Catfish Farming in Mississippi. Recipe provided by The Catfish Institute.

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