(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.