Southern Fried Catfish Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • crab boil seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • 8 (5 to 6 oz) catfish fillets, skin removed
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • oil, for frying


Heat a fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 350°. Sprinkle both sides of each catfish with salt and crab boil seasoning. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and the cornmeal. Dredge the catfish in the flour mixture and place in fryer. Deep fry for approximately 7 to 8 minutes until done. Drain on paper towels.

Southern Fried Catfish


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