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Serves :

Preparation Time :
40 minutes

Cooking Time :
15 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Drop the cornmeal onto a plate and season with the thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Put the flour onto a separate plate. Beat the eggs in a wide, shallow bowl.
  • Dust the catfish fillets with the flour on both sides, shaking off any excess and dip into the eggs, then pat the cornmeal onto both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add as many catfish fillets in batches and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes or until the coating is golden brown.
  • Turn over the fillets and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden on both sides.
  • Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Transfer the fillets to a low oven to keep warm. Serve the fried fish with coleslaw.


  • 1 kg catfish fillets, skinned, rinsed and patted dry
  • 375 grams yellow cornmeal
  • 75 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • IDHAYAM Sesame oil, for frying
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Coleslaw, to serve

1 comment for “Fried Catfish”

  • addi bajwa
    Posted 22 November 2020 at 01:23:04

    so good dear.

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