Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons
Print
Fried Catfish with Tartar Sauce
Total:
45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Tartar Sauce:
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 
  • Kosher salt 
Fried Catfish:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Six 6- to 9-ounce whiting fillets 
  • 2 lemons, plus lemon wedges, for serving
  • Seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups fish fry breading 
  • Hot sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot, for serving 

Directions

Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer

For the tartar sauce: Mix together the lemon juice, mayonnaise, relish, capers and chives in a small bowl and season with salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the fried catfish: Fill a large wide pot or large deep cast-iron skillet with about 3/4 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F over medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F and place a rack in a baking sheet.

Wash and pat the fillets dry and squeeze lemon juice over both sides. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper on both sides.

Pour the milk into one wide, shallow bowl or pie plate, then add the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the fish fry breading to a second shallow bowl. Working in batches, dip the fillets in the milk and egg mixture, letting the excess drip off, then dredge the fish in the fish fry to coat thoroughly. Add the fillets to the oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes total. Place on the rack in the baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you dredge and fry the remaining fillets. Serve immediately with tartar sauce, hot sauce and lemon wedges.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried Catfish topped with Crawfish Au Gratin Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Cafe des Amis

Blackened Catfish with Pontchartrain Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

Catfish Po Boy

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Fried Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Fried Calamari

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Marie Pappas

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

I Hart Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

I Hart Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here