Fried Catfish
Author: Kitchens
  • peanut oil or vegetable cooking oil
  • Louisiana hot sauce, to taste
  • catfish filets; in 2" to 3" pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • corn flour or fish fry
  1. Heat oil on high heat to about 375 degrees.
  2. Wash the filets and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Place in a tray, splashing well with liquid hot sauce, sprinkle with salt.
  4. Roll the fish to spread the seasoning evenly.
  5. Drop the filets into a tray of corn flour or fish fry, battering them evenly, so that they are completely covered in corn flour.
  6. Test the oil's temperature. If hot enough, remove filets from corn flour, shake off excess flour and gently drop filets into oil.
  7. Cook until golden.
  8. Remove from the oil, drain for a minute, then serve.
Source: Louisiana Catfish Festival - July 8 to 9, 1995
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