Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4 to 6
Note: Old Bay brand seafood seasoning is preferred.
- 1/2 cup yellow or white cornmeal
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning, optional
- 4 to 6 (4-to 8-ounce) catfish filets
- Peanut oil for deep frying
Step 1Thoroughly mix cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and seafood seasoning in bowl. Dredge filets in mixture to coat completely.
Step 2Heat 2 to 3 inches peanut oil in large skillet to about 375 degrees. Drop 2 filets at a time in hot oil. Fry fish until golden brown, 4 to 7 minutes, depending on thickness, or until cooked as desired. Drain on paper towels.
Variation: For fish fingers, cut each filet into strips, then dredge in dry cornmeal mixture.
Each of 6 servings:
282 calories; 409 mg sodium; 61 mg cholesterol; 14 grams fat; 17 grams carbohydrates; 21 grams protein; 0.16 gram fiber.
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