Southern Fried Catfish

The moist, tender fish and crispy cornmeal coating will make your family “meow” with delight.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 26 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Vegetable oil
4
catfish fillets, 4 ounces each
3/4
cup cornmeal
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup milk
2
eggs, beaten
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 275°F. Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in 4-quart Dutch oven to 375°F. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.
  • 2 Mix cornmeal, flour and salt in large bowl. Stir in milk, eggs, pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until well blended. Coat fish with cornmeal batter, shaking off any excess.
  • 3 Fry 2 fish fillets at a time in oil 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm on cookie sheet in oven while frying remaining fish.

Expert Tips

This southern classic goes well with coleslaw and a frosty mug of beer or tall glass of iced tea.

For quick cleanup, line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil before keeping fish warm in the oven.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
215 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24 g
24 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
1090 mg
1090 %;
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
23 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
26 g
26 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 3 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.