Fried Catfish



12 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


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


Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water, and pat dry.

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

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

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