Deep-Fried Catfish (Food Network)

“This is SO tasty and crispy! Be sure to use Kosher salt, or only 1 tsp if using regular salt. If you don't like catfish, try tilipia or snapper. This is from Food Network, Big Daddy. Hope you enjoy!”
READY IN:
23mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat a deep-fryer or pot to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cayenne and whisk to combine.
  3. Whisk in the beer, being sure to remove any lumps.
  4. Cut the catfish fillets in half lengthwise to make 2 strips. If desired, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. In a small bowl add the salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  6. Dredge the fillets with the salt mixture.
  7. Dip each strip in the beer batter and add to the fryer, a few at a time, moving them around so they don't stick.
  8. Fry until brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Remove from the fryer to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining fillets and season the fish with lemon juice.

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