Posted by: armedbear1746 | January 8, 2010

Southern Fried Catfish like my Grand Daddy used to make!

Southern Fried Catfish like my Grand Daddy used to make (God Bless him)

4 lb Catfish fillets

1 cup Milk for soaking

1/2 cup Flour

1 1/2 cup Cornmeal

Salt & pepper to taste

2 tsp Crab & shrimp seasoning (commercial or see recipe)

Oil for deep- or pan-frying
This is the quickest way I know to enjoy the flavor of catfish. Soaking in milk makes the fish mild in taste and tender in texture. This dish is typically deep fried.

Cut the fillets into serving pieces of about 4 ounces each. Soak all the fish in the milk for 1 hour. Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper, and the crab and shrimp seasoning together. Drain the fish and dredge in the cornmeal mixture.

Deep-fry in 375 degree oil, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Keep pieces warm in a 200 oven until all is complete (until the fish is lightly browned and done to your liking.) Do not overcook catfish.

Traditionally, deep fried catfish was served with hushpuppies. A good old-fashioned Fish Fry is great on a lazy weekend afternoon/evening! Invite a few friends over!

Also, I like to squirt a little lemon over the fish, but that’s up to the individual.

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