Crispy Fried Catfish Breading
- 1 pound catfish fillets
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups Crispy Fried Catfish Breading
Place the catfish fillets in a glass casserole dish and pour the buttermilk over them to soak 10 minutes. Place the breading in a shallow pan, and lift the catfish fillets out of the buttermilk and dredge on all sides in breading.
Meanwhile, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 365 degrees in a heavy pot. When the oil is hot, add two or three fillets of fish at a time, frying 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning over once, until browned and cooked through. Drain on a rack set over a sheet pan, and keep warm in a 200-degree oven until time to serve.
Fried Oysters: Repeat the same process with fried oysters, first soaking the shucked oysters in buttermilk and then dredging them in the breading before frying. Fry the oysters until golden brown, about 2 minutes.