Polenta Battered Catfish

Polenta Battered Catfish


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These catfish fillets are coated in polenta and deep fried until crunchy. Delicious and easy to make!

Mama Smith

Serves: 2 

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 500g catfish fillets, cut in strips
  • 1 1/2 cups fine polenta
  • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
  • 1 litre vegetable oil for deep frying

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, water, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into a flat pan large enough to hold the fillets. Spread fish in one layer over bottom of pan, turning to coat each side, and set aside to marinate.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the polenta and flour. Add fish to mixture, a few fillets at a time, and tumble gently to coat evenly.
  3. Heat oil in deep fryer to 190 degrees C.
  4. Deep fry fillets until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Avoid overcrowding so fillets have room to brown properly. Fish should be slightly crisp outside, and moist and flaky inside. Drain on paper towels.

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