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Southern Fried Catfish Recipe
This fried catfish recipe is a classic Southern dish traditionally served with butternut squash and butternut coleslaw.
Southern Fried Catfish is a popular dish in the Southern United States. It typically consists of fresh catfish fillets that have been dredged in a seasoned cornmeal mixture and then deep-fried until crispy and golden brown.
Here is a simple recipe for Southern Fried Catfish:
- 4 catfish fillets
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- In a shallow dish, mix together the cornmeal, flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
- Pour the buttermilk into another shallow dish.
- Dip each catfish fillet into the buttermilk, then coat it in the cornmeal mixture, pressing the mixture onto the fish to ensure it adheres.
- In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F.
- Add the catfish fillets to the hot oil, working in batches if necessary, and fry for about 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the catfish from the oil with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
- Serve the catfish hot with your favorite sides, such as hush puppies, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.
Enjoy your delicious Southern Fried Catfish!