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Southern-Style Corn Meal Fried Catfish

PREP TIME:

5 min

COOK TIME:

15 min

YIELD:

4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil 1/4 tsp. salt
4 catfish fillets (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup White Lily® Enriched Self-Rising White Cornmeal Mix 1 lemon sliced

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    HEAT 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in large, heavy skillet. Wash and drain catfish fillets.

  2. 2.
    PLACE cornmeal mix in shallow pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of catfish fillets. Coat with cornmeal mix.

  3. 3.
    FRY 2 fillets at a time in skillet about 4 minutes per side or until flaky and golden brown, adding additional oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in 200°F oven until ready to serve. Serve with lemon slices.