As the old saying goes, if you make a little bit of oven fried catfish, you will eat for a day. And so quick and easy. Wash your hands with soap and hot water after handling raw fish to prevent contamination with cooked food.Pour the cornmeal, enough to liberally coat all sides of the fish fillets, into the pie plate. Deep fry for 5 to 8 minutes and drain oil off strips. You read that right. Pan frying is a quick and fuss-free way to cook fresh fish. I made a couple of adjustments because I had a couple of pretty thick pieces. Make sure you coat all sides and pat it in a bit so it's very well coated.Serve with fresh lemon slices and parsley for garnish, if desired.lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley, for servingGrease a rimmed baking sheet with all of the olive oil In a shallow bowl, beat together the 2 eggs with kosher salt In another shallow bowl, mix together the cornmeal I just kept the fish in a couple of minutes longer on each side. :-)That sounds Absolutely Positively yummy. Flip the fillets with the spatula, gently to avoid splattering hot oil, and cook the other side for another 10 minutes.Test the fish for doneness: Press the fork into the thickest part of each fillet. Dredge the catfish fillets, first in the seasoned flour, then in the egg mixture, then again in the flour, shaking off any excess. Going to try it Friday.Subscribe to get easy, REAL FOOD recipes for BUSY PEOPLE, like you.All you need are four ingredients and 20 minutes for the easiest southern style oven fried catfish ever! Made with a 100% cornmeal coating, it’s gluten free, and since it’s baked, it’s lower in fat This is extremely easy to make and involves very few steps, but there are a few things to consider when making this in order to ensure the best outcome:The only seasoning you need for this recipe besides salt and pepper is creole seasoning- I recommend Love this! Serve with fresh lemon wedges. Pan frying is a quick and fuss-free way to cook fresh fish. Turn the heat to medium-high, but don't let the oil smoke.Flick a drop of water into the hot oil; if it snaps, the pan is ready for the fish.
If you live somewhere else, you can use any other white fish for this- tilapia, haddock, cod… you name it!We had this for dinner last night with a side of green beans But TODAY, I reheated a piece of leftover catfish, toasted a burger bun, got a crispy piece of green lettuce, slathered on some mayo and relish and had one of the best “fried” fish sandwiches ever for lunch. Thanks!It’s my “go to” fried catfish recipe. Pan fry the catfish fillets for 4-5 minutes on each side. Season catfish with salt, pepper, accent and ... beaten egg and dredge in flour or cornmeal. Gluten free, healthy, and great on its own or in a sandwich!Coat each piece of catfish in the egg mixture, followed by the cornmeal mixture. If the fish is opaque and flakes easily, and the cornmeal crust is crispy, it's done.Line a clean platter with paper towels and lay the fried fillets on them to drain for a few minutes. Allow the coated the catfish fillets to rest for 5-10 minutes before frying. Lay the fillets in the pan in a single layer.Cook the fish for about 10 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn brown. Thank you. Slightly spicy, super crispy on the outside, and tender and flaky on the inside. Definitely try it in a sandwich later- you won’t be sorry! Sprinkle in your choice of dried herbs or spices and mix with a fork.Lay each fillet in the cornmeal mixture, pressing down so the cornmeal coats the fish.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Drain on paper towels. Catfish, cod, tilapia, whiting and other firm-fleshed white fish turn out deliciously crunchy on the outside, hot and tender on the inside, but almost any fillet will do.
Deep fry for 5 to 8 minutes and drain oil off strips. If you coat the fish well enough (see tip #3) a nd use a good baking sheet (I highly recommend a Nordic Ware Aluminium Half Bakers Sheet ) , you won’t have a problem with sticking.