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Fried Blue Catfish

This blue catfish recipe uses Cajun spices and is fried to perfection. I love a thin, spicy coating and dipping in tartar sauce.
Author: Raschell Rule, MissHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 lb catfish fillets
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Old Bay or Cajun seasoning
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Whip the eggs and beer together and add the seasoning.
  • Mix the cornmeal and flour together and place on a plate.
  • Dip the fillet in the seasoned egg mixture and place on the cornmeal/flour mixture.
  • Sprinkle the top of the fillet with the dry mixture and press in with your hand.
  • Place on a baking sheet and repeat until all fillets are coated.
  • Let fish stand for 15 minutes before cooking them in the hot oil.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oil to 350 degrees on medium-high heat in a heavy skillet or cast iron pan.
  • Carefully place a few pieces of fish in the oil and do not overcrowd.
  • Fry until brown and crispy, aboutĀ 2 to 3 minutesĀ per side (depending on how thick and big the fillets are). If the fish easily flakes with a fork, it is done.
  • Place on paper towels and season with a squirt of lemon juice and salt.