Mustard Fried Catfish
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup prepared mustard
- 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
- Oil for frying
- In a shallow bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Spread mustard over both sides of fillets; coat with cornmeal mixture.
- In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 460 calories, 31g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.
Mar 24, 2017
Very nice. Fish was crispy on the outside (I pan-fried it) and moist and SUPER melt-in-your-mouth tender on the inside. I used the French's Classic Yellow Sweet mustard, which is flavored with a little brown sugar, so it gave the catfish a tangy, yet sweet taste. For anyone on a gluten-free diet, gluten-free flour works just as well with this dish as regular flour. I've definitely found something new to do with catfish. Nice recipe.
Mar 30, 2015
I mixed the mustard and spices and let the fish marinate in it for a couple of hours. It was so flavorful! The flour cornmeal mix gave it a nice crispy coating!
Jan 13, 2011
I made some adjustments to the recipe, I used salt, pepper, and garlic powder. It was much more flavorful.
Jun 12, 2010
This was okay. Not overly flavorful. I'm not used to frying fish, and now I see how it does eliminate the overly powerful "fishy" taste that usually results from baking it. I ate it with hot sauce and that of course gave it some flavor.