Soul Food

Fried Fish

  1. 8 pieces of catfish ( or fish of your choice)

    1st dredge –
    1 1/2 c. Flour
    1/2 t. Salt
    1/2t. Black pepper
    1/2t. Seasoning salt

    2nd dredge –
    1 shallow dish of water

    3rd dredge –
    1 1/2 c. Cornmeal
    2/3 c. Flour
    1 t. Salt
    1 t. Black pepper
    1 t. Seasoning salt
    Vegetable oil for frying

    Set up dredge bowls …
    flour dredge in shallow container,water in shallow container,cornmeal dredge in a shallow container .
    Heat one inch of oil in skillet till a drop of water dropped in sizzles and pops a little . Dredge piece of fish in flour (get flour in every nook and cranny.)Quickly dip the floured fish in the the water ,let it drip , then dredge in the cornmeal dredge (getting it in every nook and cranny)Don’t over crowd the fish in the skillet . Adjust heat if browning to quickly. Turn when the the fish frying quiets down . Turn a couple of times as the frying sound quiets each time . Drain on rack over paper towels. Only dredge and coat fish as you are ready to fry it . Makes for lighter , crispier coating .

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