Pan-Fried Channel Catfish Recipe

Pan-Fried Channel Catfish Recipe
Pan-Fried Channel Catfish Recipe

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This is a must with most of my catfish recipes. Delicious on sandwiches, French fries and onion rings.


  • 4 channel catfish fillets - cleaned, dried and brushed with oil
  • 3 TBS canola oil, for frying

Breading Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)


Preheat cast iron pan and canola oil on medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, combine the spice mix together in a bowl. Dredge fillets in the flour mixture and gently place two fillets in the pan.

Fry 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Fish is done when it easily flakes with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with boiled parsley potatoes. Just melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add 1/2 tsp of dried parsley in the butter. Pour over the boiled potatoes.

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