Bacon-Fried Catfish

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Fried Catfish

(recipe serving size – 2 people)

For the fish:

2 catfish filets

2 tsp cajun spice rub

1 cup cornmeal

1 tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

1 cup bacon fat (or canola oil)

Season the fish with the Cajun Spice Rub. Incorporate the garlic, paprika, salt and pepper with the cornmeal in a separate dish. Heat the bacon fat in a large enough skillet. Drop a pinch of cornmeal into the bacon fat. If it sizzles, the bacon fat is ready.

Gently place the catfish into the rendering and fry the catfish for 4 mins on each side until crisp. Remove the fish from the bacon fat and place it on paper towel or a wire rack to allow any excess oil to drain.

Serve alongside your choice of side while warm.

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