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- Catfish fillets (3 to 4 pieces per person)
- 1 cup yellow corn meal
- 2 tsp Season-All or other Cajun Spice
- Black pepper to taste
- Canola or peanut oil
If using fresh catfish, skin the catfish and then wash thoroughly. Make sure to remove any dark skin on the underneath of the fillet. If not removed, this skin will usually give catfish a bad "mud" taste.
Rinse the fillets thoroughly and then pat dry with a paper towel.
Old-timers add the seasoned salt and pepper to the cornmeal. Some newer cooks sprinkle the seasonings directly on the fish and just roll in the cornmeal. Either way, roll the fresh, catfish fillets in the seasoned mixture of corn meal.
Drop into a deep fryer with oil heated to 325 degrees. Fry catfish until it turns golden brown (about 5 minutes). Remove and drain onto a paper towel.