Mississippi Fried Catfish

Mississippi Fried Catfish

Serves 6

Serve this catfish with a cayenne pepper-based hot sauce on the side for your guests to dash on top of the fillets. Potato salad, coleslaw and cornbread are excellent accompaniments.

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 4 catfish fillets
  • Tartar sauce
  • Hot sauce (optional)
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Combine cornmeal, flour, paprika, salt and both peppers in a shallow bowl or pan. Coat fillets with mixture on both sides, shaking off excess. Fill a heavy skillet or large frying pan with about an inch of oil. Heat to 350°F (or when a small piece of the fish bubbles and rises to the top). Add catfish two at time and fry until golden, 5 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with tartar sauce and a dash of hot sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:370 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 30g protein
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