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Catfish Fillets Recipe

Recalls Sharon Stevens of Weirton, West Virginia, "When we visited my grandparents near the Ohio River, my grandmother always made these crisp fillets from Granddad's fresh catch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs until foamy. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal and seasonings. Dip fillets in eggs, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  • 2. Heat 1/4 in. of oil in a large skillet; fry fish over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 5 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.