Lemonyaki Fried Catfish
Lemonyaki fried catfish is a delectable dish that boasts a perfect balance between tangy and savory flavors with a crispy exterior. It is prepared by coating the catfish fillets in a mixture of flour, panko and our LemonYaki rub. The fillets are then deep-fried until golden brown which ensures an enticing crunch when bitten into. Lemonyaki fried catfish pairs perfectly with sides such as steamed or fried rice or fresh coleslaw and offers budget-friendly yet elegant dinners in place of the usual costly seafood options.
fresh catfish fillets, boneless and skin removed
all purpose flour
corn starch or rice flour
panko bread crumbs
Preheat a cast iron pot or dutch oven over medium heat with 2-3” of oil.
Setup a 3 part dredging station. Add flour, corn starch/rice flour, and lemonyaki to one container, then buttermilk in another, and lastly the panko breadcrumbs and more lemonyaki in the third container.
Add your catfish to the flour mixture and coat completely, then shake off excess before dipping into the buttermilk. Let excess buttermilk drip off, then coat in breadcrumb mixture. Make sure to press the breadcrumbs into the fillet firmly to get a thick crust.
Once the oil reaches 350°F, fry catfish fillets for 5-7 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Sprinkle with more lemonyaki to taste and serve over rice.
- For an added flavor boost, marinate catfish in POW POW marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- This also works great with Q-Nami or Honey Sriracha rubs