Fried Catfish

There are two foods I cannot resist, and fried catfish is one of them! This recipe is simple to prepare and takes about 20 minutes to cook to golden perfection.

Enjoy this delicious recipe with a side of seasoned fries, coleslaw or hushpuppies.

Fried Catfish

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1-2 lbs catfish filets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz fish fry mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a big pot until it reaches 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly season the catfish with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the fish fry mix into a gallon size Ziploc bag.
  4. Mix the egg and milk together in a large bowl.
  5. Dip the catfish filets into the egg/milk mixture.
  6. Place the catfish filets into the Ziploc bag and shake well until the filets are evenly covered in the fish fry mix.
  7. Once the oil reaches temperature, fry a few pieces of catfish filets at a time until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oil and place on a plate covered in a paper towel.

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Published by My Alarcon

My name is My (pronounced “me”) and I am the writer of House of Alarcon. I am a working soccer mom and wife, living in a suburb near Dallas, TX with my wonderful husband of 10 years, our two beautiful children, who are 13 and 9 years of age, and our two four-legged fur babies. My daily routine involves working a corporate job where I specialize in the IT industry and project management, taxiing my kids to soccer, and serve others through volunteering, all the while being a significant lifeline to my family. Some of my hobbies include baking, designing shirts, sewing, home decorating, photography, and crafting.

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