Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Coat catfish with mixture, shaking off excess. Fill deep pot or 12 inch skillet half full with vegetable oil.* Heat to 350F. Add catfish in single layer, and fry until golden brown, about 5-6 minutes, depending on size. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Makes 4 servings.
Combine in a separate shallow dish. (Prepare cornmeal mixture as above, omitting salt) Dip catfish in sour cream mixture, then in cornmeal mixture. Follow trying procedure as above.*
*For lighter cuisine:
Pan fry in 1 tbs vegetable oil in a non-stick pan or oven fry at 450F drizzling catfish with 1 tbs vegetable oil.
Traditionally served with coleslaw and hush puppies
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana