Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish


  • 2 pounds of catfish fillets
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup of buttermilk


  • Preheat your deep fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a shallow dish, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  • In another shallow dish, whisk together the beaten egg and buttermilk.
  • Dip each catfish fillet in the flour mixture, then into the egg wash, and finally back into the flour mixture to coat evenly.
  • Carefully lower the coated fillets into your preheated deep fryer basket or spoon them into the hot oil.
  • Fry the catfish for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the fried catfish from the deep fryer and drain on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce, such as tartar sauce or remoulade.