Delicious spicy southern fried catfish! Coated with flour & cornmeal, then deep fried to golden perfection… It’s love at first bite!
Every time that I fry up some southern soul food style catfish filets or nuggets, I always think of Louisiana. I know, I know… I always talk about my Baton Rouge family reunions ( when I was a child), but that is truly the time that I feel in love southern food. Sure, my mom cooked soul food all the time. However, it wasn’t until we visited our family down south when I was around 8 or so, that I feel in love with catfish.
I don’t know what it is about catfish, but I can never have enough of it. ESPECIALLY if it’s spicy deep fried catfish. I love it! My spicy catfish recipe is really easy. I drench the fish in a egg & hot sauce mixture, then I coat it with self rising flour and yellow cornmeal. The outcome is always amazing.
If you’re not a fan of spicy food you can replace the hot sauce with water. It will get the job done,you just won’t have the spicy flavor.
Watch how I made my spicy fried catfish
Spicy Southern Fried Catfish
- 2 lbs Catfish Nuggets
- 1 cup self rising flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 2 medium sized eggs
- 2 tsp your favorite cajun seasoning
- 2- 2 1/2 cup oil to fry with
Make sure that the fish is nice and clean before anything else, then set to the side.
In a large bowl add the self rising flour, cornmeal, and cajun seasoning. Mix well.
In a separate bowl beat the two eggs, then add in the hot sauce, and mix.
Next add the fish into the bowl with the hot sauce & egg mixture.
Make sure that the fish is nicely coated with the wet mixture, then coat with the flour mixture.
Once all of the fish is coated, let it set for about 5 minutes so that the cornmeal & flour mixture can stick well.
Heat the oil between 350 - 375 F.
Once the oil is nice and hot, carefully add the fish into the skillet or deep fryer, but do not overcrowd.
Fry the fish until golden brown, then remove from the oil, and set on a paper towel lined plate or cookie sheet.
Let sit until it's cool enough to eat.
Serve & Enjoy.