When you want to get the most flavor out of your catfish, there’s no better way than frying it. Here at The Boiling Pots, we don’t just offer boiled fresh seafood we also fry it with our signature southern style. Our chefs fry up pickles, sizable shrimp baskets, and one of our customer favorites: the best fried catfish in Plano, TX. While we aren’t prepared to share our secret recipe, The Boiling Pots would like to share some of the basics of preparing fried catfish at home.
We recommend using fillets of catfish that are roughly five or six ounces. After preheating the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll want to wrap a baking pan in foil and then place a rack in it. On a separate plate, you can now pour buttermilk over the fish fillets and then coat them in breading. For this breading, we recommend a mixture of flour, cornmeal, paprika, salt, and pepper. Now your catfish is ready to be fried!
Pour about an inch of oil into the skillet and then wait until the oil reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit to lay however, many fillets will fit into the skillet for five or six minutes. If the skillet is not deep enough to submerge them, flip the fillets halfway through cooking, allowing three minutes on each side. Place the final product on the rack mentioned earlier. If you’re making more fried catfish, place the rack in the oven to keep the finished fillets warm!