This is not salmon of course but it so good fried! 🙂 I often ate it when I was going to school in Mississippi – Fried Catfish, Red Beans and Rice. You would NEVER see that here in Vegas. But I loved it. Fried Catfish is a Southern staple. It’s offered everywhere, eaten everywhere, at any time. It’s a white fish with a nice texture – not too flaky, but not too meaty. Fried catfish is simple, quick, and just plain good food.
- 4 catfish filets
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal or semolina flour
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- Pour an inch of oil into a large skillet and preheat over medium heat.
- Lay catfish filets out flat and season both sides with Old Bay Seasoning.
- Combine flour, cornmeal, and bread crumbs in a large, shallow bowl. Dip catfish filets into flour mixture and carefully lay in the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes on each side then remove to a plate lined with paper towels to catch the residual oil.