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Classic Fried Catfish

3/4 c Yellow cornmeal
1/4 c Flour
2 ts Salt
1 ts Cayenne pepper
1/4 ts Garlic powder
4 Farm-raised catfish fillets or whole catfish
Vegetable oil


Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne and garlic powder. Coat catfish with mixture, shaking off excess. Add 1" layer of oil to a large skillet. Heat to 350~. Add catfish in single layer and fry until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes depending on size. Remove and drain on paper towels.