Fried Southern Catfish
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
  • catfish filets
  • peanut oil for frying
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1 Combine first 4 ingredients in a shallow pan.
  2. 2 Stir together buttermilk and egg in a bowl.
  3. 3 Combine the cornmeal, garlic powder and thyme in a large Ziploc bag.
  4. 4 Dredge catfish in flour mixture.
  5. 5 The dip in buttermilk mixture.
  6. 6 Next shake catfish in sealed Ziploc bag.
  7. 7 Fry in a deep fryer or heavy duty cast iron skillet in hot peanut oil.
  8. 8 Serve with hush puppies.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.