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Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch Catfish


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  • 1/2 cup yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning, preferably Old Bay (optional)
  • 4 to 6 catfish filets - (4 to 8 oz ea)
  • Peanut oil for deep frying


Servings 4


Step 1

Thoroughly mix cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and seafood seasoning in bowl. Dredge filets in mixture to coat completely.

Heat 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.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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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