Basic Fried Catfish

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
8 to 10 minutes


1poundcatfish, cut into 1-inch strips,


1cupflour, separated,

*salt, to taste,

*cayenne pepper, to taste,

*garlic powder, to taste,

1/2cupmilk or 2 beaten eggs,


1Heat enough oil in a deep skillet over Medium-High for fish to float.

2Rinse fillets and pat dry. Cut into strips.

3Combine cornmeal with 1/4 cup flour, salt, cayenne and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Blend until evenly mixed.

4Place 3/4 cup flour in a second bowl. Pour milk into or beat eggs in a third bowl.

5Coat fish strips in flour. Dip in milk or beaten egg. Coat evenly with cornmeal mixture.

6Fry strips, a portion at a time, in 375 degree F oil 4 to 5 minutes until golden. Avoid crowding and try to prevent pieces from touching. Drain on paper towel and serve hot.

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