Nashville Fried Catfish

Nashville Fried Catfish

Ingredients

  • 1 cupall purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ upc white cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. essence (plus extra for seasoning)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 (6 to 8 oz.) catfish fillets
  • 2 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Mix together ingredients for Essence.
  2. In a third dish beat eggs and milk and salt. Dredge catfish 1 at a time first in the flour mix then into the egg mix and third into the cornmeal mix, shaking off any excess.
  3. Heat about 1 cup of oil in large cast iron or sauté pan. Fry fish in small batches and cook until golden brown about 2 - 3 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towel season lightly with essence. Top with lemon caper tarter sauce.
  4. Serve with Lemon Caper Tarter sauce (see recipe in list)