Easy Fried Catfish Recipe

Easy Fried Catfish Recipe

Fried Catfish

Easy Fried Catfish recipe
Fried Catfish recipe

Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Maybe if you try the Fried Catfish recipe or any recipe of these traditional foods together, it will be the best for you...

Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust are so delicious!

How To Make: Fried Catfish Recipe

To Make this Southern Fried Catfish Recipe you'll need the following ingredients:


  • 2 Tsp of lemon pepper
  • 1 Tsp of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of plain yellow cornmeal
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 lbs of catfish fillets (fresh seafood caught in the lakes
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 Tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 Tsp of garlic powder


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Follow these directions to prepare this easy Fried Catfish:

Start by whisking together the eggs, buttermilk, and place them into a shallow bowl.

Then place flour, and cornmeal into another shallow bowl, then add seasonings and mix very well (you can also Minimize or opt-out of black pepper and cayenne if too spicy for you).

And dip the catfish fillets into the buttermilk and egg mixture and let the excess drip off. Then dip the fillets into the dry mix and cover the catfish fillets completely. 

And make sure they are fully coated well. Then set it aside on a plate.

Next, heat canola oil in a deep frying pan or deep fryer about 3 to 5 inches deep on medium-high heat. Wait until it’s

And fully heated then fry the catfish fillets in twos until they’re golden and crispy.

Then remove the fish from the frying pan and drain on paper towels. Serve and Enjoy!

Maybe you want to make this delicious recipe: Cajun Baked Catfish.

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