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Fried Lemon-Rosemary Catfish

Southern Living JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 4 (4- to 6-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large DUPONT TEFLON NON-STICK Skillet
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh rosemary sprigs


Grate lemon rind from lemon, avoiding the pale bitter pith, into a large bowl; squeeze lemon juice into bowl. Stir in milk and next 3 ingredients until blended.

Rinse fillets, and pat dry with paper towels. Add fillets to lemon mixture in bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.

Place cornmeal on a large plate or in a large shallow dish. Turn fillets in lemon mixture until thoroughly coated; dredge in cornmeal, coating evenly.

Cook fillets in hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from skillet. Garnish, if desired.


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