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This is a great recipe. This one is a keeper. It was absolutly delicious. I added the salt to taste to the coating. We will be making this one for good. Thank you for posting it.

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Gingerbear May 06, 2002

I have used this recipe for years! My only modification is that I use 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper instead of the 1 teaspoon red pepper. Also, because where we live in SE Texas, we are usually cooking fresh catfish, I soak the fish in buttermilk about 30 minutes before frying. This method may be used for catfish filets or frying whole, pansized catfish. Yummy!

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Susie in Texas July 26, 2002

This recipe was easy & delicious. I have never eaten or prepared catfish before, but I was impressed with this recipe. *** I dipped in milk first.

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its_me_susan December 11, 2002

Used this to coat catfish DH and I caught while camping. Took the coating with us in a ziploc, breaded fresh catfish fillets (that I had soaked in buttermilk for a few hours) and cooked them in a cast iron skillet over a fire! Yummy! Thank you for sharing!

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Aunt Willie July 08, 2002

This came out pretty good and husband liked it.When I bread something I usually used only flour but the cornmeal on this gave it a nice crunch.

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blacksky_ms November 23, 2010

My husband and I love this recipe! We catch out own catfish and this is our favorite way to prepare it.The only changes that we make are that we increase the Ground Red Pepper to at least 2 teaspoons. We like it with a kick! This recipe is way better than any store bought coating you can buy.

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SarahKaye July 20, 2010

This recipe was delicious! Very easy to make and tastes like I bought it from a restaurant. I doubled the red pepper and garlic powder for an extra kick of flavor. We like to eat our fried catfish on French bread with coleslaw and pickles. Thanks for this great recipe!

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Hungry Gut January 20, 2010

I didn't think the coating would stick to the fish without eggs, but it did. I added a little black pepper instead of red due to allergy and only used a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Served with homemade tartar sauce and lemon wedges, peas, and scalloped potatoes. In the summer, I would do coleslaw or salad, plus steamed veggies and couscous. This was really simple and good.

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AWinPA February 25, 2009

Made as written with the exception of using 1/2 tsp ground black pepper instead of red pepper and fried in deep fryer. Just the right amount of coating on the fillets with wonderful flavor. This will be my go to recipe for catfish. Served with Hush Puppies (Made Easy). Thanks!

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Papa D 1946-2012 February 22, 2009

Who knew it was so easy to fry catfish?!?!?!? And get great results to boot? This was perfect. The coating was light and crispy and beautifully golden!! Loved it! Thanks for posting. ***I also used the mixture to fry up some green tomatoes....just sliced the tomatoes, sprinkled a little sugar on them and then dredged them through the cornmeal mixture and fried along with the catfish.....DELICIOUS!!!!

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FolkDiva September 05, 2008
Classic Fried Catfish