Pan - Fried Catfish

Skip Davis

By
@Grandpaskip

Almost all Catfish in the South is deep fried. This recipe uses all the same spices and coating mixes, but it is pan fried instead.
NOTE: This recipe can also be used to bake the catfish, if desired.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3 adults (2 pieces each)
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1-1/2 lb
catfish fillets (3/4 inches thick), 6 to 8 pieces
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/2 c
cornmeal
2 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
seafood seasoning
1 Tbsp
olive or canola oil
1 large
lemon cut into wedges

Step-By-Step

1In shallow dish, lightly beat egg and hot pepper sauce until well mixed. In a second shallow dish, stir cornmeal, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder and seafood seasoning until blended.
2Dip each piece of fish into egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
3In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fish. Cook 5 to 8 minutes total, turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork and is brown on both sides. Drain on paper toweling.
4NOTE: To keep underside of fish crisp: Immediately place fish on cooling rack until serving time. Squeeze lemon juice over fish as it is served. Add wedges as a garnish on serving platter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy