The Slowcook at Spydog Farm The Slowcook at Spydog Farm

Fried Catfish

March 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Posted in Recipes


Catfish was on the seafood menu at the food co-op in Cambridge last week. I couldn’t resist, because we love Southern-style catfish in our house, deep-fried in our home-style fryer.

Perfect, crispy fish couldn’t be easier to prepare. Cut the catfish filets into manageable pieces, place in a bowl and cover with buttermilk. For a pound of fish, in a separate large mixing bowl whisk together 1 cup corn meal, 1/2 cup flour, 2 teaspoons salt and a teaspoon of your favorite fish seasoning, such as Old Bay.

When your fry oil has reached 360 degrees, dredge the marinated fish in batches in the corn meal mix and gently lower the pieces into the hot oil. It won’t be a minute or two before they are lightly browned and cooked through. Remove them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.

I served our catfish next to green beans braised three hours with fennel seed and bacon. You can’t get much more Southern than that. Daughter used her squirt bottle of spicy remoulade to leave her signature on my plate.

Bon appetit!

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