Southern Fried Catfish
This Southern fried catfish recipe only requires a few ingredients but produces crispy, crunchy, tasty results. Serve hot with hush puppies or fries.
Servings 4 people
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 2 pounds cleaned catfish fillets
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup white self-rising cornmeal
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- A few dashes of hot sauce optional
- 1 tablespoon water
- Lemon wedges optional
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F.
Season both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper.
In a shallow baking dish spread the cornmeal out in an even layer.
Break the egg into another shallow baking dish. Add the water and lightly beat the egg.
Dredge the fish fillets in the breadcrumbs.
Coat with the egg mixture.
Place the fillets back into the cornmeal and coat thoroughly.
Place the fillets in the hot oil a few at a time. Fry for 7-8 minutes until the cornmeal coating is golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Place cooked fish on paper towels or newspaper to drain.
Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.2mg