Southerners love a good “mess” of fish and catfish is a favorite in the South. Add some hush puppies and cole slaw and you got a mouth-watering meal. I usually fry my catfish in cornmeal but flour is good, too. We like it both ways!1 to 2 pounds fresh catfish fillets Milk or buttermilk for soaking 3 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour or can use cornmeal. (I love them both ways) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 cup oil Place fillets in a 9 x 13 pan and cover with milk or buttermilk. Let soak for about an hour in the refrigerator. In a large bowl mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a smaller bowl whisk eggs until smooth. Remove fish from milk and discard the milk. Dip fillets in egg and then in flour mixture. Make sure you have about 1/2 inch of oil in your skillet. Fry on each side until golden brown; about 6 or 7 minutes. Drain and Enjoy! Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
Southerners know that fried catfish is the other white meat!