Southern Fried Catfish

This southern fried catfish is perfectly seasoned with spices, coated in cornmeal, and fried til golden brown.

I love serving it with fries and coleslaw but feel free to serve it with any of your favorite sides!


– catfish fillets – old bay seasoning – garlic powder – onion powder – kosher salt – black pepper – all-purpose flour – yellow cornmeal – eggs – buttermilk

Preheat a deep fryer or a Dutch oven with 4 inches of oil up the sides to 350°F. Pat the catfish filets dry with paper towels and set them aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the old bay, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Season the fish on both sides with the spices.

In a large shallow bowl, stir together the rest of the seasoning mix, flour, and cornmeal.

In another large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and hot sauce. One at a time, place a filet into the flour mixture and coat the fish. Shake off the excess.

Tips and Recipe Variations

- Make sure to pat the filets dry so the coating sticks to them properly without sliding off. - These cook super quickly, so keep an eye on them!



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