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Fried Catfish

Yield 12 servings


  • 12 dressed catfish (about 8 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water, and pat dry.

  2. Sprinkle salt and paprika over fish. Place cornmeal in a plastic bag; add fish, one at a time, and shake until well coated.

  3. Carefully drop fish into deep hot oil (375°). Fry until fish float to the top and are golden brown; drain well on paper towels.

  4. Transfer fish to a warm serving platter; garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.

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