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Southern Fried Catfish

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


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


Heat a fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 350 °F. 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.

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