Country-Fried Catfish With Hush Puppies



12 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


12 (3/4-pound) dressed catfish
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups fine, dry breadcrumbs
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable oil
Green onion fans (optional)
Tartar sauce


Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water; pat dry, and set aside.

Combine flour and breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper, mixing well. Dip fish in egg mixture, and dredge in flour mixture.

Carefully drop fish into deep hot oil (375°). Fry 12 minutes or until fish float to the top and are golden brown. Drain. Reserve oil for frying Hush Puppies.

Transfer fish to a serving platter; garnish with green onion fans, if desired. Serve hot with tartar sauce and Hush Puppies.