Fried Southern Catfish
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp salt
3 tsp black pepper
2 tsp ground red pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups self rising cornmeal
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp dried thyme
peanut oil for frying
1 Combine first 4 ingredients in a shallow pan.
2 Stir together buttermilk and egg in a bowl.
3 Combine the cornmeal, garlic powder and thyme in a large Ziploc bag.
4 Dredge catfish in flour mixture.
5 The dip in buttermilk mixture.
6 Next shake catfish in sealed Ziploc bag.
7 Fry in a deep fryer or heavy duty cast iron skillet in hot peanut oil.
8 Serve with hush puppies.
Pairs Well With
When I was about 4 or 5 year old, my late Mamaw fixed this recipe as a main dish to her "Southern Style Hush Puppies" recipe, which I have posted on here.
Since I am from Mississippi, my family and I eat this a lot.