Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 7 Min
Servings 4 to 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 catfish fillets (about 6 oz. each)
  • 1/3 cup plain white cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • Tartar sauce

Directions

  • Step 1

    RINSE fish. Pat dry. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, paprika, onion powder and pepper in shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine egg and water. Dip fish in egg mixture. Coat with cornmeal mixture.

  • Step 2

    HEAT oil to 365°F in electric skillet or on medium-high heat in large heavy skillet.

  • Step 3

    FRY fish 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until crisp and browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve with tartar sauce, if desired.

  • Step 4

    Any firm, white-fleshed fish fillet such as flounder, sole or cod can be cooked in the same way. The coating also works well on turkey cutlets or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

  • Step 5

    To keep fried fish warm, place fish on baking sheet lined with paper towels in a 200°F oven.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 480
  • Calories from Fat260g
  • Total Fat 29g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 145mg
  • Sodium 800mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 21g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 30g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

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