How to make it

  • Set oil to heat to 330.
  • Meanwhile, pour buttermilk over catfish in shallow bowl. Turn each piece to wet both sides, and turn once, during soaking.
  • Combine cornmeal, Old Bay, cayenne and salt and pepper in large,shallow pan or tray. See Photo
  • When oil is ready, lower heat JUST slightly, then carefully dip one wet fish into dry mix and carefully drop into hot oil. See Photo
  • Monitor oil temp carefully. You want to maintain a temperature of 325-340, only and cook for about 10 minutes, flipping once.
  • Only cook 1 or 2 at a time, depending on your cooking utensils and stove.
  • Catfish can be kept warm and crispy by letting rest on pieces of sliced bread and cover with foil after removing from oil.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, hushpuppies, cole slaw and beer! ;)
  • (the hushpuppies in the photo were a new recipe.... we weren't happy with them...but, I have my own posted in my recipe list, if anyone's interested! ;)

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  • efitobx 11 years ago
    What Bait, here I thought you went Noodling.
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Crispiest catfish we have EVER had! The kiddos loved it, (well the little one picked off the crust cause he has texture issues) and they ate probably a whole catfish between the two of them and they were HUGE fillets. Served with coleslaw and rice. Yum Keni! Fried Catfish
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    " It was excellent "
    rescue_ranger ate it and said...
    Your catfish looks killer now I want some I always say if you’re going to fry do it Southern style with buttermilk Great recipe!!
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  • impssweetp 13 years ago
    I don't deep fry much, but your instructions are just perfect. Kudos for you, dear, on another great offering.
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