Southern Fried Cat Fish

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Southern Fried Cat Fish

Southern Fried Cat Fish

Southern Fried Cat Fish


½ cup buttermilk

½ cup water

salt and pepper, to taste

1 pound catfish fillets, cut in strips

1 ½ cups fine cornmeal

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay

1 quart vegetable oil for deep frying


In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, water, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture into a flat pan large enough to hold the fillets. Spread fish in one layer over bottom of pan, turning to coat each side, and set aside to marinate.

In a 2 gallon resealable plastic bag, combine the cornmeal, flour, and seafood seasoning. Add fish to mixture, a few fillets at a time, and tumble gently to coat evenly.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 365 degrees F

Deep fry fillets until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Avoid overcrowding so fillets have room to brown properly. Fish should be slightly crisp outside, and moist and flaky inside. Drain on paper towels.

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