Southern Fried Catfish

Southern Fried Catfish

38 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Mama Smith
Recipe by  Mama Smith

“Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Try these traditional foods together.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, water, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture into a flat pan large enough to hold the fillets. Spread fish in one layer over bottom of pan, turning to coat each side, and set aside to marinate.
  2. In a 2 gallon resealable plastic bag, combine the cornmeal, flour, and seafood seasoning. Add fish to mixture, a few fillets at a time, and tumble gently to coat evenly.
  3. Heat oil in deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  4. Deep fry fillets until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Avoid overcrowding so fillets have room to brown properly. Fish should be slightly crisp outside, and moist and flaky inside. Drain on paper towels.

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Reviews (38)

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~*Ash*~
81

~*Ash*~

I personally hate fish of any kind but my boyfriend is a huge fried catfish fan. He said it was the best fried catfish he has ever had! The trick is after you bread the fish let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. This way you wwill not have problems with the breading falling off!

Abby Smith
47

Abby Smith

2 minutes into frying, the batter came off the catfish. Maybe an egg in the buttermilk mixture would help. (I usually use whole milk and egg)

reddgurl2005
33

reddgurl2005

This was a very easy recipe, It was de-licious- !, I didnt have the buttermilk, just used regular, and it still was a hit at the dinner table

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 1428 cal
  • 71%
  • Fat
  • 78.6 g
  • 121%
  • Carbs
  • 131.6 g
  • 42%
  • Protein
  • 45.8 g
  • 92%
  • Cholesterol
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 917 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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