"Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Try these traditional foods together." — Mama Smith
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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
So GOOD! The fish was perfectly flavored and was so yummy ..a great southern classic!
* 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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