Easy Fried Catfish recipe

Easy Fried Catfish recipe 

Easy Fried Catfish recipe
Fried Catfish recipe

Fried catfish Recipe is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Maybe if you try these traditional foods together, it will be the best for you...

Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust so delicious!

How To Make: Fried Catfish Recipe

To Make this Southern Fried Catfish Recipe you'll need the following ingredients:


  • 2 Tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 cups of plain flour
  • 4 lbs of catfish fillets (fresh seafood caught in the lakes
  • Canola oil for frying


Follow these directions to prepare this easy Fried Catfish:

Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and place them into a shallow bowl.

Place flour, and cornmeal into another shallow bowl, add seasonings and mix very well (you can also Minimize or opt-out of black pepper and cayenne if too spicy for you).

Dip the catfish fillets into the buttermilk and egg mixture and let the excess drip off. Then dip the fillets into the dry mix and cover the catfish fillets completely. 

Make sure they are fully coated well. Set aside on a plate.

Heat canola oil in a deep frying pan or deep fryer about 3-5 inches deep on medium-high heat. Wait until it’s

fully heated then fry the catfish fillets in two’s until they’re golden and crispy.

Remove fish from the frying pan and drain on paper towels. Serve and Enjoy!

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