8 to 10 minutes
1 pound catfish, cut into 1-inch strips
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour, separated
* salt, to taste
* cayenne pepper, to taste
* garlic powder, to taste
1/2 cup milk or 2 beaten eggs
Heat enough oil in a deep skillet over Medium-High for fish to float.
Rinse fillets and pat dry. Cut into strips.
Combine cornmeal with 1/4 cup flour, salt, cayenne and garlic powder i
n a shallow bowl. Blend until evenly mixed.
Place 3/4 cup flour in a second bowl. Pour milk into or beat eggs in a
Coat fish strips in flour. Dip in milk or beaten egg. Coat evenly with
Fry strips, a portion at a time, in 375 degree F oil 4 to 5 minutes un
til golden. Avoid crowding and try to prevent pieces from touching. D
rain on paper towel and serve hot.