Fried Fish Filets - Catfish, Talapia

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

I worked at a hospital for years and the cafeteria served crispy fried catfish nearly every Friday. I asked the manager for the recipe.. She just gave me the basics.... cornmeal, flour, salt, black pepper and paprika...dip in milk and deep fry. The breading is what makes it taste so good.


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Serves:

2-3

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

6 slice
catfish or talapia, filets
2 c
milk
salt, to taste

BREADING

1 1/2 c
yellow cornmeal, stone ground preferred
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper, coarse ground
1 tsp
paprika

FOR DEEP FRYING

2-3 c
shortening or vegetable oil-enough to deep fry fish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine breading ingredients in gallon size ziplock bag. Shake to mix together well.
2
Melt shortening or oil in skillet until hot.
3
Place filets in milk. Remove and salt both sides, according to taste.
4
Place 2-3 filets in bag and shake until coated. Remove from bag and dip again in milk.
5
Place fish in ziplock bag for a second coating. Repeat this process for remaining pieces.
6
Fry 3 pieces of fish in hot oil (iron skillet) for approximately 6-7 minutes on each side until done and golden brown. Repeat with remaining filets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy