Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish
Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 9 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 6 5-7-ounce U.S.-farmed catfish fillets
  • 1 ½ cups white cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • A deep-fry thermometer
    • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Whisk 3 tablespoons salt, hot pepper sauce, and 8 cups hot water in a large bowl until salt dissolves. Chill in freezer until cold, about 30 minutes. Place catfish in brine, cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours. Whisk cornmeal, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. A...

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