Fried Catfish
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 8 (6 to 8 oz.) farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • A bottle of hot sauce
  • Tartar Sauce
  1. In a shallow pan, mix the cornmeal, flour, black pepper, lemon pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Heat peanut oil to 350 degrees F in a deep frypan.
  3. Mix the milk and hot pepper sauce in a shallow pan and dip each fillet into this mixture, letting the excess drip off.
  4. Then dip and coat each fillet with the flour mixture.
  5. Fry the catfish for 6 to 7 minutes or until brown and firm. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve catfish hot with raw onion separated into rings, hot sauce,and tarter sauce.
  7. Catfish is a mild, white-fleshed fish and very tasty.
Mississippi Style from The Big Book of Fish & Shellfish