Pan - Fried Catfish

Skip Davis


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.


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3 adults (2 pieces each)
10 Min
10 Min


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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
2 tsp
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
seafood seasoning
1 Tbsp
olive or canola oil
1 large
lemon cut into wedges

How to Make Pan - Fried Catfish


  • 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.

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About Pan - Fried Catfish

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

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