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southern fried catfish recipe

Southern Fried Catfish

Patricia Valbrun
 This Southern Fried Catfish is a stable in every southern household. Its golden and has a super-crispy exterior, with a delicate, tender and flaky inside. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Courses
Cuisine southern
Servings 4 people


  • 4-6 catfish fresh
  • vegetable oil enough for frying
  • 1 cup seasoned fish dry new orleans
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup self rising flour
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp knors
  • 2 tsp accent
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • salt/ pepper to taste


  • Preheat a cask iron skillet with vegetable oil to 350-375F.
  • Massage mayo and mustard together onto the fish on both sides and sprinkle some paprika. Set aside while you prepare the flour mix.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Coat the fish with the flour base on both side making sure to press the flour into the fish so it sticks.
  • In your cask iron skillet fry fish for 5-7 minutes on both sides or until its golden brown and enjoy!



Serving: 4people
Keyword fish recipe, fried catfish, fried food, southern fried catfish
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