How to Choose and Fry Farm-Raised Catfish Like a Pro

Deanie’s Shows you how to Prepare and Fry up the Perfect Catch

Trying to cook the perfect fish dish? Farm-raised catfish is an affordable fish that can easily be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes that can please any palette. Catfish can be used in most any recipe calling for whitefish such as tilapia, haddock or cod. With its mild flavor, catfish can take the place of chicken in just about any recipe. In addition to the wide variety of ways to cook catfish, there are just as many healthy aspects of this fresh fish.

According to the LiveStrong Foundation, a 3-ounce serving of plain, cooked catfish contains 122 calories, 55 of which are contributed by fat. Low in cholesterol, catfish is an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and contains 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin B12.

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Frying Farm-Raised Catfish

Catfish fillets can be cooked in many different ways but frying is the most traditional preparation method used. Frying catfish is a very simple process that does not take a long time to prepare and cook. Simply soak the farm-raised catfish fillets in milk and coat both sides of each fillet with a mixture of cornmeal, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic powder. Once the fillets are completely covered, they just need to be cooked in a hot skillet or pan with oil and butter until they become golden and crispy.

Want to do a little more with your home cooked catfish dish? Check out some of these recipes from The Catfish Institute with fun and easy ways to cook your farm-raised catfish.

Where to Order the Perfect Catfish

You can get farm-raised catfish delivered to you from Deanie’s Seafood Market for your next home cooked meal. Of course if you don’t feel like cooking, come to Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, where we take great pride in serving the best seafood! Stop in anytime for a Catfish PoBoy, a Giant Seafood Platter featuring catfish and a variety of the local seafood bounty, or catfish, which you can order broiled, fried or grilled topped with lump crabmeat, crawfish tails or shrimp.

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