Fish Fried The Southern Way

Southern Fried Catfish – Classic Southern fried catfish dipped in buttermilk, baked in spicy seasoned cornmeal and fried to perfection.

* Ingredients :

° 5 pieces of white fish, cut into long lengths

° Enough vegetable oil to completely cover the fish

° 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

° 1 tablespoon salt

° 1 teaspoon garlic powder

° 1 teaspoon onion powder

° 1 teaspoon paprika

° 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

* directions :

Make sure the fish is slightly damp/moistened before marinating it. Rinse it under water and shake off the excess water.

Sprinkle the seasonings (salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and pepper) on both sides of the fish and rub well.

Place your fish in a bag or a large bowl of cornmeal and toss it around until it’s completely covered, then set it aside for 15 to 20 minutes while the oil is preheating.

Preheat the oil, just enough to cover the fish, in a large skillet, to 375 degrees.

Once the oil reaches 375 degrees, add the fish to the hot oil. All you have to do is fry your fish at high speed. High and fast gives you crispy fried fish.

Fry the fish for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes at 375 degrees. If you are going to fry thin pieces of fish, fry them for a little more than 2 minutes for a thicker cut, letting them sit for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes.

Once the fish is cooked, place it on a paper towel plate to drain the excess oil.

Serve with tartar sauce and grits, if desired.

Enjoy !

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