Choctaw Catfish

Choctaw Catfish


"I developed this when the catfish was plentiful in the summer!"


1 h 20 m servings 502 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 22.5 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1744 mg
  • 70%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, place catfish fillets in buttermilk. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 45 minutes.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag, mix cornmeal, onion salt, and steak seasoning. One at a time, drain catfish fillets and place in the bag to coat with the cornmeal mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry each fillet 7-10 minutes per side, or until exterior is lightly browned and flesh is easily flaked with a fork. Drain on paper towels.


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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 17 Ratings


I used tilapia, and substituted seafood seasoning for the steak seasoning. I would have incinerated the fish if I'd cooked as long as recommended--I think I cut cook time almost in half (just c...

This was a very good recipe, but I have to agree with a previous reviewer on the time. About 2-3 minutes per side, tops! This is similiar to another catfish recipe that my family and I frequen...

Ahh the crust was so good. I used this crappy basa fish (basa is flavorless! but cheap, and all I had on hand), and didn't have cornmeal so instead used tempura flakes, which stuck better after ...

Great ! The flavor is really savory.

This is delicious! I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil, Swai for catfish, and onion powder instead of onion salt. The fish was the best I have ever made.

Simply delicious. This is one of the best tasting catfish I have ever eaten.

Tasty! Fried mine in corn oil, and you definitely need to let it drain for a goodish while, or it is still pretty greasy.

I enjoyed this recipe. Its quick & easy and there are other seasonings that you can add to it to spruce it up even more! You have to be careful though. If you have some large fillets, you'll hav...

OK, but I thought it needed additional seasoning. Good coating texture and color.