Cajun Fried Catfish

If this Cajun fried catfish is Louisiana, then I’m… Greenland. BUT! This dish makes me feel a whole lot closer.

Cajun Fried Catfish

Cajun food is something near and dear to my heart. Fried food is literally stuck in my heart until I can cardio it out. So, this recipe is the best of both worlds for me! If you’re going to deep fry anything, I feel like it should be fish. Something about the lean meat and the fry oil cancel each other out in my mind. I’m sure that’s not accurate at all, and any nutritionist reading my site would have a mild stroke, but I don’t care! It’s delicious, and nutrition be damned!

Cajun Fried Catfish
Cajun Fried Catfish
Cajun Fried Catfish
Cajun Fried Catfish

I’ve changed this recipe several times over the years and it seems like the way to get it just right is the Cajun seasoning. Nobody is paying me to say this (unfortunately), but N’orleans Cajun Seasoning is literally the only thing I’ve found to give the flavors the right balance. A lot of the other Cajun and creole seasonings I’ve used before are just so salt heavy that they don’t work. I have to alter ingredients most of the time to make up for the salty taste and it just throws the balance off. This breading method isn’t just for catfish either, it’s great on chicken as well. You could probably bread and fry a bit of wood with it and it’d still be worth muscling past the splinters. Good luck, and enjoy!

Cajun Fried Catfish

Cajun Fried Catfish Recipe

Serves 8

Prep Time: 10 mins  |  Cook Time: 12 mins  |  Total Time: 22 mins

  • 8 Pieces of Catfish
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs, Semi-Crushed
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp N’orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying

Step 1. Preheat vegetable oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.

Step 2. Combine panko bread crumbs, flour, cajun seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, and cumin. Place in a pie dish or on a plate.

Step 3. Combine egg and soy sauce. Place in a pie dish or on a plate.

Step 4. Drench the catfish in the egg and soy sauce mixture then place in the breading mixture. Coat the fish well then place in the preheated oil, frying on each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat until all the fish are fried.

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