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Secret Ingredient Fried Catfish

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

4 servings

Pancake mix and carbonated water are the surprising secrets to these beautifully browned catfish fillets. Serve with coleslaw or sweet potato fries, and get ready for smiles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Secret Ingredient Fried Catfish Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons carbonated water
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and water. In another shallow bowl, combine the pancake mix, seasoned salt and pepper. Dip fillets in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned pancake mix.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 475 calories, 34g fat (5g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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