Catfish fillet, Baked Potato and Broccoli with Parmesan cheese

Catfish fillet, Baked Potato and Broccoli with Parmesan cheese


For Catfish Fillet:

  • 2 catfish fillets
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For Baked Potato:

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Catfish Fillet:
    • Place the catfish fillets in a shallow dish and pour the buttermilk over them. Let them marinate for about 15 minutes.
    • In a separate bowl, mix the cornmeal, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
    • Remove the catfish fillets from the buttermilk and dredge them in the cornmeal mixture, pressing gently to coat both sides.
    • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the catfish fillets for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the skillet and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  3. Baked Potato:
    • Wash and scrub the potatoes to remove any dirt. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
    • Rub the potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
    • Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
    • Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before handling.
  4. Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese:
    • Steam or blanch the broccoli florets until they are tender but still crisp. Drain any excess water.
    • Place the cooked broccoli in a serving dish and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve:
    • Place the crispy catfish fillets, baked potatoes, and broccoli with Parmesan cheese on separate plates.
    • You can serve the baked potato with your choice of toppings like sour cream, butter, or chives if desired.
    • Enjoy your soul food meal!