Lemony Pan Fried Catfish

Ann posted 04-25-98

Lemony Pan Fried Catfish

2 lb. fresh catfish fillets
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced and pressed
1/4 tsp. oregano flakes
1 C. cornmeal
1/2 C. all purpose flour
2T. butter

Combine lemon juice, salt, garlic and oregano. Pour over fish, chill 30 minutes turning fish occasionally to marinate all sides. Remove fish from marinade, drain briefly.

Combine cornmeal and flour in shallow pan. Roll each fillet in cornmeal mixture. In wide frying pan, melt butter until it bubbles. Add fish and cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side until brown and cooked. Remove fillets as done and place on warm platter. Add more butter to pan if necessary. Serves 6.

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