Fried Catfish


key ingredients:

Catfish fillets Cornmeal Salt & Pepper Eggs Flour Old Bay Seasoning

Set up breading station with a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet and  three seperate dishes. 


Dish #1: Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Dish #2: Whisk together eggs, a little water, salt, and pepper. Dish #3: Whisk together flour, salt, and pepper.


Dry the catfish fillets with a paper towel and season lightly with salt and pepper on both sides. Then, lay on the wire rack and finish dredging all fillets.


In a cast iron skillet, add just enough oil to cover the bottom in a thin layer. The oil is ready when you drop some of the cornmeal mix in and it sizzles right away.


Carefully place fillets in the bottom, making sure they do not touch. Pan fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.


Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon and Cajun Remoulade Sauce.