Fried Catfish Recipe

Fried Catfish
Ingredients: Serve 4 to 6
2 cups butter milk
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 cups cornmeal
4 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (6 to 8 ounce) catfish fillets, halved lengthwise along natural seam
2 squarts peanut or vegetable oil
Lemon wedges

  • Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet and line half of rack with triple alayer of paper towels. Whisk buttermilk and hot sauce together in shallow dish. Process 1 cup conrmeal in spice grinder to fine powder, 30 to 45 seconds. Whisk salt, pepper, granulated garlic, cayenne, remaining 2 cup cornmeal, and ground cornmeal together insecond shallow dish.
  • Pat fish dry with paper towels. Working with 1 piece of fish at time, dip fish in buttermilk mixture, letting excess drip back into dish. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, shaking off exess, and transfer to large plate.
  • Add oil to large dutch oven until it measures about 1 ½ inches deep and heat over medium high heat to 350 degrees. Working with 4 pieces of fish at a time, add fish to hot oil. Adjust burner, if necessary, to maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees. Fry fish until golden brown and crispy,a bout 5 minutes. Transfer fish to paper towel lined side of prepared rack and let drain for 1 minute, then move to unlined side of rack. Return oil to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining fish.serve with lemon wedges.
Fried Catfish Recipe

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