Catfish has long been bountiful in the American South, so it's not surprising that local cooks have come up with a bounty of ways to prepare it. And while it's certainly delicious grilled, broiled or seared, perhaps the most famous Southern catfish preparation is the recipe below. A cornmeal mix seasoned with a variety of spices makes a flavorful coating that fries up crispy and crunchy.
This catfish is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with a variety of sauces. Tartar sauce or remoulade are traditional offerings, but kids might like it with ketchup or barbecue sauce. For a simpler option, a wedge of fresh lemon will do nicely. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a tasty addition to your dinner table.