Spicy Southern Fried Catfish

Delicious spicy southern fried catfish! Coated with flour & cornmeal, then deep-fried to golden perfection… It’s love at first bite!

Every time that I fry up some southern soul food-style catfish filets or nuggets, I always think of Louisiana. I know, I know… I always talk about my Baton Rouge family reunions ( when I was a child), but that is truly the time that I fell in love with southern food. Sure, my mom cooked soul food all the time. However, it wasn’t until we visited our family down south when I was around 8 or so, that I fell in love with catfish.

I don’t know what it is about catfish, but I can never have enough of it. ESPECIALLY if it’s spicy deep-fried catfish. I love it! My spicy catfish recipe is really easy. I drench the fish in an egg & hot sauce mixture, then I coat it with self-rising flour and yellow cornmeal. The outcome is always amazing.

Baked Chicken Thighs


  • 2 lbs Catfish Nuggets
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 2 tsp of your favorite cajun seasoning
  • 2- 2 1/2 cup oil to fry with


  • Make sure that the fish is nice and clean before anything else, then set to the side.
  • In a large bowl add the self-rising flour, cornmeal, and cajun seasoning. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl beat the two eggs, then add in the hot sauce, and mix.
  • Next, add the fish into the bowl with the hot sauce & egg mixture.
  • Make sure that the fish is nicely coated with the wet mixture, then coat with the flour mixture.
  • Once all of the fish is coated, let it sit for about 5 minutes so that the cornmeal & flour mixture can stick well.
  • Heat the oil between 350 – 375 F.
  • Once the oil is nice and hot, carefully add the fish into the skillet or deep fryer, but do not overcrowd.
  • Fry the fish until golden brown, then remove from the oil, and set on a paper towel-lined plate or cookie sheet.
  • Let sit until it’s cool enough to eat.
  • Serve & Enjoy.


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