Choctaw Catfish

Choctaw Catfish


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

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 502 cals

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  • 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. 16 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 check the underside for color). This was so incredibly, amazingly good--the fish was mild and flaky, the crust crunchy and satisfying. Just season to your taste!


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 frequently cook made with mustard and corn meal. That reciep to follow. This is definitely a "keeper!" Nicely done!


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 an eggwash. Mmmmm. Way good. Also I didn't have buttermilk, so I found an alternative recipe using 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. So I don't know how the recipe is really SUPPOSED tot taste like, but my poorcollegestudent version had the most delicious crust ever! I would have never thought to use grill seasoning. So good!