Pan - Fried Catfish
NOTE: This recipe can also be used to bake the catfish, if desired.
1-1/2 lbcatfish fillets (3/4 inches thick), 6 to 8 pieces
1 largeegg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsphot pepper sauce
1 tspfreshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsponion powder
1/2 tspseafood seasoning
1 Tbspolive or canola oil
1 largelemon cut into wedges
How to Make Pan - Fried Catfish
- In 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.
- Dip each piece of fish into egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
- In 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.
- NOTE: 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.