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Southern Fried Catfish

Southern Fried Catfish

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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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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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

~*Ash*~
87
4/27/2009

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
55
7/2/2007

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
39
2/8/2010

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