The catfish, although often known as a nasty bottom-feeder, can make a great meal. Here is a great recipe to try next time you catch a couple cats.


  • 6 (4- to 6-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

Step 1

Place catfish fillets in a single layer in a shallow dish; cover with milk. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Combine cornmeal and next 4 ingredients in a shallow dish.

Step 3

Remove catfish fillets from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove from milk, allowing excess to drip off. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon salt.Step 4

Dredge catfish fillets in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.

Step 5

Pour oil to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large skillet; heat to 350°. Fry fillets, in batches, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on wire racks over paper towels.

All credit for this delicious recipe goes to My Recipes.