Southern Fried Catfish

This southern fried catfish is a perfect weekend brunch or dinner recipe. You can serve this crisp and golden brown textured fried catfish with steamed mixed vegetables, mashed potato, or fries. It’s even more delicious when dipped in hot sauce, mayonnaise, or sweet chili!


• 4 catfish fillets
• 1 tbsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp black pepper
• 1 tbsp onion powder
• 1 tbsp paprika
• 2 tbsp creole seasoning
• 2 tbsp yellow mustard
• 1/2 cup hot sauce
• 1 1/2 cup cornmeal
• 1 1/2 cup flour
• 2 eggs (beaten)
• oil for deep frying


Prepare a stainless steel deep fryer.
Add oil and make sure it does not exceed the minimum fill.
Heat it at 350 F.


Place the catfish fillets in a large mixing bowl.
Set aside.

Seasonings Mix:

Meanwhile, prepare a medium bowl.
Add the seasonings – garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, paprika and creole seasoning.
Mix to combine.
Set aside.

Flour Mix:

Put the cornmeal, flour and 2 tbsp of the seasonings mix into a ziplock bag.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.


In another bowl, add beaten eggs, yellow mustard and hot sauce.
Add the remaining seasonings mix.
Mix well to combine.

Pour the marinade over the catfish fillets.
Toss the fillets into the marinade to coat well.
Dip and coat into the flour mixture.
Deep fry into the deep fryer until crisp and golden brown.
Once done, transfer to a plate.
Serve with your favorite dips.

Southern Fried Catfish
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