Recipe courtesy of Middendorf's

Thin Fried Catfish

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 pounds catfish fillets

1 tablespoon salt 

Vegetable oil, for frying 

2 cups cornmeal 

2 cups corn flour

Directions

  1. Cut catfish into thin fillets.
  2. Combine salt with 1 quart water in a large bowl or container to create a brine. Soak catfish in the brine for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Bring some vegetable oil to 350 degrees F in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven.
  4. Combine cornmeal and corn flour in a large bowl.
  5. Take the catfish out of the brine, and coat each fillet with the dry mixture.
  6. Deep-fry the fillets until golden brown, about 2 minutes.