Healthy Southern Fried Catfish

Crispy and flaky catfish which can be gently breaded and seasoned. A catfish recipe that has the identical flavor as traditional southern fried catfish most effective made with lighter elements.

Healthy Southern Fried Catfish
Healthy Southern Fried Catfish


  • 3 catfish fillets, dried between paper towels  
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • ½ cup cornmeal 
  • ¼ cup cassava flour, or flour of choice 
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay Blackened Fish Seasoning 
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  • extra virgin olive oil for frying 
  • dried parsley for garnish 

How to Make It

  1. Place extra virgin olive oil in a large pan and bring to a medium-low heat. 
  2. While the oil is heating, place the milk in a bowl. On a large plate, place the cornmeal, flour, seasoning, salt & pepper. Stir to mix the ingredients together. 
  3. Dip each catfish fillet into the milk then immediately into the flour mixture coating it liberally. Place each filet into the heated pan.  
  4. Cook 5 minutes on each side until golden brown then transfer fish to a plate lined with paper towel to soak up the oil. 
  5. Serve immediately.  
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