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! Try these with my Southern Cornmeal Hushpuppies. Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook. © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.
Posted on April 21, 2011 by The Southern Lady
Southerners know that fried catfish is the other white meat!