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Fried Catfish with Homemade Tartar Sauce

This recipe is great in a sandwich or with a side salad
Courtesy of McCormick

This fried catfish is flavored with red pepper, garlic salt and onion powder after being coated in egg wash and dipped in cornmeal. Serve the crispy catfish with a side a tartar sauce. 

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
22 m
10 m
(prepare time)
12 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


For the tartar sauce

  • 1/3 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cayenne Red Pepper

For the fried catfish

  • 1/3 Cup cornmeal
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick® Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cayenne Red Pepper
  • 1 Pound catfish fillets
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil


For the tartar sauce

For the Tartar Sauce, mix all ingredients in a small bowl, cover.

Refrigerate until ready to serve

For the fried catfish

For the Fish Fry, mix cornmeal, onion powder, garlic salt, parsley and red pepper in a shallow dish.

Beat eggs in a separate shallow dish.

Dip fish fillets, one at a time, in egg.

Allow excess egg to drip off.

Coat with cornmeal mixture.

Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat.

Fry fillets 4 to 5 minutes per side or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with fork.

Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Serve hot with tartar sauce and lemon wedges, if desired.