Oh, this looks and sounds delicious! Cornmeal Crusted Fried Catfish



  • 8 cups peanut oil
  • 6 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour, divided (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs

1. To prepare catfish, clip a candy/fry thermometer to a Dutch oven; add oil to pan. Heat oil to 385°.2. Sprinkle fillets evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place 4.5 ounces (1 cup) flour in a shallow dish. Combine remaining 4.5 ounces (1 cup) flour, cornmeal, cayenne and black pepper in a shallow dish. Combine 2 cups buttermilk and 2 eggs in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour;

dip in buttermilk mixture. Dredge in cornmeal mixture; shake off excess breading. Place 2 fillets in hot oil; cook 5 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Make sure oil temperature does not drop below 375°. Remove fillets from pan using a slotted spoon or spider; drain on paper towels. Return oil temperature to 385°. Repeat procedure twice with remaining fillets.3. Serve filets hot with lemon wedges.

By @ElizEdibExp.
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You can see the recipe here: elizabethsedibleexperience.blogspot.com

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