Classic Fried Catfish

Enjoy your tasty seafood dinner with this fried catfish served with lemon wedges.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
1/2 lb catfish fillets, cut into 6 serving pieces
1
1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup masa harina flour
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon black pepper
1
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Peanut oil for deep frying
Lemon wedges

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  • 1 Place catfish in single layer in 13x9-inch dish. In small bowl, mix buttermilk and pepper sauce with whisk; pour over fish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours, turning once.
  • 2 Remove fish from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in shallow dish, mix cornmeal, both flours, salt, black pepper, red pepper and garlic powder. Remove fish from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Coat fish with cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.
  • 3 In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 360°F. Line 15x10-inch pan with paper towel; place cooling rack in pan. Fry fish in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place on rack in pan. Keep warm in 225°F oven until serving time. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • 1 Place catfish in single layer in 13x9-inch dish. In small bowl, mix buttermilk and pepper sauce with whisk; pour over fish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours, turning once.
  • 2 Remove fish from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in shallow dish, mix cornmeal, both flours, salt, black pepper, red pepper and garlic powder. Remove fish from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Coat fish with cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.
  • 3 In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 360°F. Line 15x10-inch pan with paper towel; place cooling rack in pan. Fry fish in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place on rack in pan. Keep warm in 225°F oven until serving time. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
402
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
979mg
979%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.