Alabama Pan-Fried Catfish

Oxmoor House
6 servings


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6 dressed catfish (about 4 pounds)
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups cornmeal
Vegetable oil
Tartar sauce


Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water, and pat dry. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Combine eggs and milk in a medium mixing bowl; mix well. Dip fish in egg mixture, and roll in cornmeal.

Heat 1/8 inch oil to 350° in a large heavy skillet. Add fish, and fry 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain fish well on paper towels.

Transfer fish to a warm serving platter, and serve immediately with tartar sauce.

Created date

February 2010