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Alabama Pan-Fried Catfish

Yield 6 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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