Southern-Style Corn Meal Fried Catfish

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
15 min
Total Time:
20 min
4 servings


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


  1. HEAT 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in large, heavy skillet. Wash and drain catfish fillets.
  2. PLACE cornmeal mix in shallow pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of catfish fillets. Coat with cornmeal mix.
  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.


Serving Size (1/4), Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 710mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g), Protein 33g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 40%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.