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Skillet Catfish


From Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service

Spice rub:

1/8 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1 teaspoon dried thyme 

1 teaspoon paprika 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 


4 (4-ounce) catfish filets

2 teaspoons vegetable oil 

1 lemon or lime, quartered

Make the spice rub. Put the cornmeal, oregano, cayenne, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper on a plate and combine. 


Dredge both sides of the catfish in the spice mixture.


Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat on high. When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Add the fish and cook about 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked throughout.  


Serve right away garnished with lemon or lime wedges. 

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