Classic Fried Catfish

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 10m

Makes 2 servings

The Peabody Hotel in Memphis has been a landmark of Southern hospitality since 1869. It has become world famous for the Peabody Ducks who live in their own suite and spend the day in the lobby pool. The Peabody is equally famous for Chez Philippe, the hotel's elegant French restaurant. The following is their recipe for Classic Fried Catfish.


  • 2 catfish fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Pat the fillets dry with paper towels.

In a shallow bowl, using a fork, combine the egg and milk.

Heat 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet.

Dip the fillets in the beaten egg-milk mixture, then into the cornmeal to coat the entire surface.

Sauté the fillets in the hot oil -- about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5534

nutrition information per serving

362 calories; 12g total fat; 200mg cholesterol; 109mg sodium; 28g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 33g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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