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DinnerMain MealsRECIPESSide Dish


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Southern Pan Fried Catfish is flaky and juicy with a golden, crispy cornmeal crust. Serve with fresh creamy coleslaw for the perfect meal.


  1. 2 lbs fresh catfish filets
  2. 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  3. 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tsp onion powder
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1 tsp Accent
  7. 2 tsp Creole seasoning or seasoned salt
  8. 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  9. 1/2 tsp dry crab boil (optional)
  10. canola oil for frying


  1. In a shallow dish, cornmeal, flour, and all listed spices and seasonings.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or cast iron skillet to about 350 degrees F
  4. Dredge each fish filet in the cornmeal mixture and shake off the excess.
  5. Fry the catfish for 3-5 mins per side (or total if deep frying) or until it’s as crispy as desired
  6. Drain on paper towels
  7. Enjoy!

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