Southern fried catfish is a family classic here in Texas. This super easy recipe will take you to Sunday dinner in no time!
Author: Addy Daddy Seasoning
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 6 (7 to 9-ounce) catfish fillets, rinsed and thoroughly patted dry
- 1 cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 quart peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons Cajun Soul Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Heat the peanut oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) on a deep-fry thermometer. Adjust the heat to maintain the temperature.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sea salt, baking powder, and 1 tablespoon of Cajun Soul seasoning. Season the catfish fillets evenly on both sides with 1 tablespoon of Cajun Soul seasoning. Pour the buttermilk and egg into another shallow dish.
- Dip each fillet into the buttermilk, flip once to coat both sides, hold over the dish to allow the excess to drip off. Coat both sides of the fillets in the cornmeal mixture. Set the coated fillets on a cooling rack and let them rest for 5 minutes.
- Gently add 2 fillets at a time to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the fried fillets to a cooling rack set over a newspaper-lined half sheet pan. Repeat the frying process with the remaining fillets. Arrange the catfish on a serving platter and serve immediately.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices.
Enjoy this delicious Cajun-style fried catfish!