Fried Catfish Recipe

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Gina Perez Modified: March 24, 2022
Fried Catfish Recipe

How To Make Fried Catfish

Savor crispy and flaky fried catfish in this quick and easy recipe! Catfish fillets are coated with cornmeal, flour, and spices for a crusted exterior.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2cupsyellow cornmeal
  • ¼cupall purpose flour
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil,as needed for frying
  • lbscatfish fillets,(3 large fillets), cut into 6 smaller pieces


  1. In a shallow bowl whisk together corneal, flour, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  2. Season both sides of the catfish with salt and pepper. Dredge both sides in the cornmeal mixture.

  3. Add enough vegetable oil in a large nonstick pan or cast iron skillet to reach ¾ to 1-inches in depth.

  4. Heat over medium heat until temperature reaches 350 to 360 degrees F. Check the temperature between each batch and adjust the heat as needed to maintain this range.

  5. Add 2 pieces of fish at a time to the pan, fry for 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy on both sides, and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Transfer to a paper towel-lined pan to drain. Fry the remaining pieces of fish.

  6. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 370.84kcal
  • Fat: 10.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.13g
  • Fiber: 2.31g
  • Sugar: 0.88g
  • Protein: 21.65g
  • Cholesterol: 62.37mg
  • Sodium: 404.91mg
  • Calcium: 13.19mg
  • Potassium: 433.29mg
  • Iron: 2.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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