Fried catfish is a delicious quick to prepare main seafood dish. The seasoned cornmeal coating creates a golden crispy crust. Serve with your favorite Southern-inspired side dishes. 

Dinner from the ocean is a real treat! Try more seafood meals like this  The Best Lobster Tail Recipe, Garlic Butter Herb Scallops, or Cajun Garlic Butter Shrimp

Fried Catfish on a white plate with two lemon slices.

Pan Fried Catfish

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious fish dinner, fried catfish is a satisfying dish. The flakey white fish is perfect for pan-frying. The fillet is lightly coated with a cornmeal coating and fried until crispy. Plus, it only takes minutes to prepare and cook.

Serve with savory side dishes for a complete meal. When my family is craving southern comfort food, if I’m not making buttermilk fried chicken, this fish recipe is always a hit!

seasoned fillets of fish in a pan

How to Fry Catfish

  • Season the catfish fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Combine…

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