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Fried Catfish Sandwiches

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 catfish fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 onion sandwich buns, split and toasted
  • Cocktail or tartar sauce
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large shallow dish.

  2. Sprinkle fish with salt; dredge in flour mixture, coating well.

  3. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches in a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry fish 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Serve on sandwich buns with cocktail sauce, lettuce, and, if desired, tomato.