Pat's Pan-Fried Catfish
50 mins (prep 30, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
3 servings
Pretty much every young Appalachian man learns to catch, clean, and fry catfish in his youth. In fact, it was sort of a "rite of passage" for many of us. I have fried it right on the creekbank over my campfire within minutes of catching these delectable freshwater delicacies. This basic recipe has served me well for many years and I still love the great, but mild, flavor which is yielded by pan-frying catfish. Over the past 40 years, I've made a change or two in the recipe on which my elder fishing buddies of that era taught me, but the essential strength of this, or any other fried catfish recipe, is in the cornmeal coating. So, here is an Appalachian catfish recipe which I hope becomes a legacy in your own family -- good eating!

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Serving Size (188.75 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 399.07 Calories from Fat 50.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.56g 25.64%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 30.02%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 8.98mg 8.98%
Sodium 498.74mg 62.34%
Total Carbohydrate 77.63g 77.63%
Dietary Fiber 10.37 g 124.46%
Sugars 4.44 g %
Protein 14.97g 89.82%
Vitamin A 186.57IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 132.28mg% Iron 3.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
catfish fillets, dried thyme, fresh lemon juice, table salt, dried, large eggs, crisco shortening