Southern Fried Catfish

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 1/2

  pounds

  catfish fillets

1

  cup

  yellow cornmeal -- finely grained

1

  cup

  all-purpose flour

3/4

  cup

  buttermilk

1

  teaspoon

  Old Bay seasoning - homemade -- see recipe

1/2

  teaspoon

  kosher salt

1/4

  teaspoon

  black pepper

1/4

  teaspoon

  garlic powder

1/4

  teaspoon

  cayenne pepper

  cooking oil

Heat oil in heavy Dutch over or pot to 365F.

Mix Old Bay, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne together. Rub over both sides of fish until coated evenly.

Dip fish in buttermilk and let excess drip off.

Mix cornmeal and flour together. Dredge fish in flour mixture.

Place fish on rack over a roasting pan and let sit 15 minutes for coating to firm up.

Fry fish for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: 423 Calories; 6g Fat (13.5% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 53g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 100mg Cholesterol; 358mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat.

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