The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic
- Complete: 17 mins
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Yield: 6 Servings
Catfish is a well-liked dish down South, and for good cause. Most of the farm-raised catfish in the United States comes from Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. And though it can be prepared in a assortment of methods which includes grilled, frying in a cornmeal coating is the most classic. You will find fried catfish at the nearby fish fry, at that hidden fish shack, and even in a couple of skillets riverside soon after reeling one in.
A traditional accompaniment for Southern-fried catfish is hush puppies, little onion-flavored cornmeal dumplings that are a staple side dish in the South. If you are serving them with your catfish, cook them concurrently. For a traditional fish fry, serve catfish with the hushpuppies, tartar sauce, and coleslaw. Fried pickles are also often an accompaniment.