Southern Fried Cat Fish Recipe


  • 1½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated garlic
  • 1 Teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ -1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1½ cup buttermilk
  • 4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets (cut in small chunks)
  • Spicy Tartar Sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced onion
  • ½-1 teaspoon mustard sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper relish
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Southern Fried Cat Fish Recipe

  1. Preheat a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F or In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil - half way 
  2. In a large bowl mix together, cornmeal,garlic , onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  3. If fish fillet too large cut into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Dip each strip in buttermilk and lightly deep into the remaining corn meal.
  5. Deep fry the fish in the fryer or saucepan a few pieces at a time, moving them around so they don't stick. Fry until brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes or more depending on the size. These big chunks took about 6 minutes per side.
  6. Remove from the fryer with a slotted spoon place on a cookie rack to ensure crispness.. Repeat with the remaining fillets and season the fish with lemon juice. Serve with spicy tartar sauce
  7. Spicy tartar sauce
  8. In a serving bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, hot pepper relish, onions, mustards,dash hot sauce ,salt and pepper .Cover with plastic wrap and let the flavors mellow in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

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