Southern Fried Catfish

Southern Fried Catfish. This recipe serves 4 people and should take about 30 minutes to prepare and cook. Please keep in mind that this is a rough outline and you may need to adjust the ingredients and cooking times to suit your specific needs.


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving (optional)


  1. Place the catfish fillets in a shallow dish and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
  4. Dip the catfish fillets in the flour mixture, coating them evenly on both sides.
  5. Carefully place the coated fillets in the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove the fried catfish from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Serve the catfish hot, with lemon wedges and tartar sauce on the side if desired.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Southern Fried Catfish! This dish is a classic Southern favorite that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The catfish fillets are coated in a spicy and flavorful flour mixture and then fried to golden brown perfection. The result is a crispy and savory treat that is sure to satisfy your craving for comfort food. Serve these fried catfish with a side of hush puppies, coleslaw, or fries for a complete and satisfying dinner.

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