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Catfish Recipe

Crispy Southern Catfish Recipe

Delicious from the grill or the frying pan! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal


  • 4 fillets ounces each fresh catfish
  • 1 cup saltine crackers finely crushed
  • ½ cup margarine or unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk whole or skim


  1. Soak the catfish fillets in the milk for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Light a charcoal barbecue or heat a gas grill.
  3. Shake off the excess milk from the fish and discard the milk. Pat the fillets dry.
  4. Combine the crushed saltines with the seasoned salt, celery salt, black pepper and garlic. Dip the fillets first in the melted butter, then press them gently into the melted margarine.
  5. Grill the fish over medium heat, covered, for about 10 minutes, turning once, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. You can also lay the fillets on a piece of strong aluminum foil and lay the foil directly on the grill.