Best Catfish

Best Catfish

Makes 4 servings


  • Bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 to 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 fillets of catfish
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Pour the ranch dressing into a serving container; add red hot sauce to taste, and set aside. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup olive oil in frying pan. Mix eggs in a wide flat dish.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour and sugar in separate dish. Turn on stove to heat oil. Dip fillets in beaten egg, then coat with cornmeal mixture, covering the fish completely.
  3. Set fish in frying pan; cook, turning once. When cornmeal on fish becomes a light golden brown, remove fish, and serve with the ranch sauce.