AUNT KIZZY’S BACK PORCH CATFISH
1/2 cup yellow or white cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning, optional (Old Bay brand seafood seasoning is preferred)
4 to 6 (4-to 8-ounce) catfish filets
Peanut oil for deep frying
Thoroughly mix cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne
and seafood seasoning in bowl. Dredge filets in mixture to coat
Heat 2 to 3 inches peanut oil in large skillet to about 375 degrees.
Drop 2 filets at a time in hot oil. Fry fish until golden brown, 4 to
7 minutes, depending on thickness, or until cooked as desired. Drain
on paper towels.
Variation: For fish fingers, cut each filet into strips, then dredge in
dry cornmeal mixture.
4 to 6 servings.