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Classic Fried Catfish

by , Updated April 1, 2017

Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

This classic fried catfish takes just minutes to fx.

Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne and garlic powder. Coat catfish with mixture, shaking off excess.
  2. Add 1 inch of oil to a large skillet and heat to 350 F.
  3. Add catfish in single layer and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes depending on size.
  4. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Source: The Catfish Institute.

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