Cornmeal is the only thing to use when making fried catfish. There are a million different seasonings that you can use with your fish but since I always have Old Bay on hand I just used it. I love to eat this with lima beans and cheese grits.
2 catfish fillets
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I use Old Bay)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 eggs, beaten
Canola oil, enough to pan fry your fish in
Heat your oil in a pan to about 375.
Set up a breading station: flour in one pan, eggs in one pan, and cornmeal in one pan.
Season the catfish fillets with the Cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Dip the fish in the flour and knock off the extra. Dip the fish in the beaten eggs and then press the fish into the cornmeal, shaking off any extra.
Fry the fish in the oil for about 3 minutes per side. The fish should be flaky when it's finished.