Fried Catfish

Our family has always enjoyed fishing in the spring and summer. Here's an easy recipe to use for a weekend fish-fry for your family. Serve with Coleslaw and Macaroni and Cheese.

2 pounds fillet catfish, cut into 2" pieces
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 cup flour
2-3 tablespoons Cajun spice
Peanut oil for deep frying

I like to soak the catfish in beer for 30-60 minutes before cooking, but it's not necessary. Preheat oil in deep fryer or skillet. In large plastic bag, combine cornmeal, flour, and Cajun spice, mixing well. Add fish and toss until fish is well coated. When oil has reached the proper temperature (375 degrees), add 10-12 pieces of fish at a time. Cook for 3-4 minutes until a deep golden brown. Serves 4-6. Enjoy!
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