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Fried Catfish

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Why I Love This Recipe

Mississippi Style from

The Big Book of Fish & Shellfish

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. granulated garlic powder
Kosher salt
Peanut oil for frying
2 cups whole milk
4 dashes hot pepper sauce
8 (6 to 8 oz.) farm-raised catfish fillets
2 large onions, sliced
A bottle of hot sauce
Tartar Sauce


In a shallow pan, mix the cornmeal, flour, black pepper, lemon pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.

Heat peanut oil to 350 degrees F in a deep frypan.

Mix the milk and hot pepper sauce in a shallow pan and dip each fillet into this mixture, letting the excess drip off.

Then dip and coat each fillet with the flour mixture.

Fry the catfish for 6 to 7 minutes or until brown and firm. Drain on paper towels.

Serve catfish hot with raw onion separated into rings, hot sauce,and tarter sauce.

Catfish is a mild, white-fleshed fish and very tasty.

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