How to Make Skillet Catfish
August is Catfish Month and when you need a quick meal on the table in no time, catfish is your friend! With some cornmeal, spices, and some olive or vegetable oil, you can pan fry some Mississippi farm-raised catfish to have supper ready in 20 minutes or less.
Video by Jonathan Parrish
For the spice rub:
⅛ cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 4-ounce catfish filets
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 lemon or lime (quartered)
- Make the spice rub. Put the cornmeal, oregano, cayenne pepper, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper on a plate and combine well.
- Dredge both sides of the catfish in the spice mixture.
- Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to high.
- When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Add the fish and cook about 4 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked throughout.
- Serve right away garnished with lemon or lime wedges.
Visit the What’s Cooking website for a printable version of this skillet catfish recipe.
For more healthy catfish recipes visit our blog post featuring alternatives to frying.
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