Fried Catfish Recipe

Fried catfish reminds me of Mississippi or the south. I’ve had the best all-you-can-eat fried catfish in the Mississippi Delta, but it’s been about 4 years now. I haven’t found any other place for fried catfish here in Tennessee. Personally, I am picky when it comes to finding a good place for fried fish or food in general. So, I’m glad I came across The Cajun Ninja on YouTube to try and make my own homemade fried catfish. I don’t know anything about how to make fried catfish, but I do know that the traditional way is frying it in a cornmeal coating. There are many ways to prepare catfish, but southern-style fried catfish is my favorite. The fresh lemon and hot sauce are really a nice complement to the simply seasoned fish. It takes simple and basic preparation to make this fried catfish.


  • 2-3 lbs Catfish Filets
  • 2 Tablespoons of Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hot Sauce
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Yellow Cornmeal
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Salt
  • 1 Gallon of Cooking Oil


First, start out by patting the catfish fillets with some dry paper towels. Afterward, begin heating up a gallon of oil to roughly 375° over medium heat. Mix the mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl. With a basting brush, coat both sides of the catfish with the mustard and hot sauce mix.

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Image by The Cajun Ninja via YouTube

Second, shake the catfish in a container with flour then scramble some eggs in a small bowl. Coat both sides of the fish with the egg, using the basting brush. Then, in a large container, mix the yellow cornmeal, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.

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Image by The Cajun Ninja via YouTube

I have been dying for fried catfish because it’s been a while and I haven’t had the opportunity to seek out for any restaurants. Fried catfish with squeezed lemon and dipped in Lousiana hot sauce is perfection.

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