Recipe by Mama Smith
"Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Try these traditional foods together."
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salt and pepper, to taste
catfish fillets, cut in strips
1 1/2 cups
seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™
vegetable oil for deep frying
I personally hate fish of any kind but my boyfriend is a huge fried catfish fan. He said it was the best fried catfish he has ever had! The trick is after you bread the fish let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. This way you wwill not have problems with the breading falling off!
2 minutes into frying, the batter came off the catfish. Maybe an egg in the buttermilk mixture would help. (I usually use whole milk and egg)
This was a very easy recipe, It was de-licious- !, I didnt have the buttermilk, just used regular, and it still was a hit at the dinner table
The breading was crisp, stayed on the fish and the fish was flaky. The only draw back was it was a bit bland. We were expecting a little more zing with the Old Bay, but it didn't deliver. Being from the South ourselves, we were a bit disappointed.
This was really good. The catfish turned out nice and crispy. My whole family enjoyed this recipe. I wouldn't change the recipe at all.
Batter stayed on the fish which was a plus, but the recipe lacked flavor. Next time I will triple the bay seasoning.
this diffantly works but i also suggest adding an egg wash to the buttermilk and water mixture and make sure your grease is hot enough
To sour 1 cup of regular milk, just add a T or two of white vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes. I gave this a 4 because I dredged the fish in flour before wet ingredients. Nice flavor. Don't forget the malt vinegar either!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Fried Catfish
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 708
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