Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch Catfish

Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch Catfish
Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch Catfish

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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