Easy Pan Fried Crispy Catfish Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 2 pounds fresh catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola, or vegetable oil
How to cook Easy Pan Fried Crispy Catfish:
  • Cut the catfish fillets into serving size pieces. Season the fish with 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning.
  • Combine the flour with 2 teaspoons of Old Bay in a shallow bowl. Mix together the egg, water and the remaining 1 teaspoon of Old Bay in another bowl.
  • Dredge the catfish fillets, first in the seasoned flour, then in the egg mixture, then again in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Allow the coated the catfish fillets to rest for 5-10 minutes before frying. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Pan fry the catfish fillets for 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve the Fried Crispy Catfish with fresh lemon wedges and tartar or hot sauce.


The Easy Pan Fried Crispy Catfish is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.

This recipe for Easy Pan Fried Crispy Catfish serves/makes: 4

The Easy Pan Fried Crispy Catfish recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Catfish (more Catfish recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)

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