Quick Catfish Recipe

Quick Catfish RecipeEverything seems to taste a little better when you're camping--especially fried catfish. They will taste even better if they are fish you caught while on your camping trip. Making fried catfish while you are staying outdoors isn't that hard. You only need a few basic ingredients and tools to get the task done. Since catfish don't take that long to cook, you'll be serving a platter of fried fish in no time and have everyone begging for more.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Tips on Frying Catfish

Things You’ll Need:
  • Catfish Fillets
  • Corn Meal
  • Flour
  • Plastic Bag
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Plate
  • Cooking Oil
  • Frying Pan
  • Camping Stove
Step 1
Pour equal portions of corn meal and flour together into a large plastic bag. You will need approximately one cup of each to cover six fillets.
Step 2
Add salt, pepper and garlic to the dry mixture. You can also add any additional spices you prefer the taste of.
Step 3
Drop one fillet at a time into the dry mixture and shake well. Place your coated piece of catfish on a plate. Continue shaking each fillet into the dry mix until you have all the pieces of catfish coated.
Step 4
Place your plate of catfish into the cooler or a refrigerator, if you don't intend on cooking them right away. You don't want the fish to spoil by sitting out. Allow the coated fish to sit undisturbed for approximately 15 minutes before cooking. This allows the coating mixture to stick to the outside of the fish.
Step 5
Light the camp stove and place the frying pan on top of the burner.
Step 6
Pour enough oil into the frying pan to fill it up one inch. Turn the camp stove up to medium high heat and allow the oil to completely heat up before starting to cook your catfish.
Step 7
Drop a small droplet of water into the hot oil to test its readiness. If the water begins to pop, the oil is ready to cook in.
Step 8
Place your catfish fillets into the hot oil and allow each side to cook for approximately five minutes. When the meat is firm and flaky, the fish is done and ready to serve. Drain on a paper towel.

Tips & Warnings

Save your dry mix and add an egg, chopped onions and enough milk to make a thick batter and use it for making hushpuppies.
Try to turn your fish fillets only once while cooking or you run the chance of the fish tearing up by it being turned too much.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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