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Fried Catfish

        Lifestyle | Southern

Miss Mississippi, Anna Elizabeth Tadlock, submitted this recipe for Fried Catfish.

Miss Mississippi, Anna Elizabeth Tadlock, submitted this recipe for Fried Catfish.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
12 catfish fillets
Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

  1. Place milk in a shallow dish.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, black pepper, and red pepper in another shallow dish.
  3. Sprinkle catfish fillets with a little extra salt. Place catfish fillets in milk then dredge in cornmeal mixture, coating evenly.
  4. Fry fillets in vegetable oil 2 inches deep in a Dutch oven until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. Oil should be heated at about 350 degrees.
  5. Place catfish on paper towels to drain.

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