Catfish with Sesame Seeds

This image courtesy of Tom Eckerle

Serves2 to 3

Cooking Methodpan-frying



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrisp, crunchy, light, salty


  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • ¼ pound lard or unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted in a dry skillet


  1. Wash and pat the fish with dry paper towels. Cut the catfish diagonally into 1-inch strips.

  2. In a shallow pan, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper to taste. Lightly dredge the fish in the cornmeal mixture.

  3. Melt the lard in a large skillet and pan-fry the catfish until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Sprinkle the fish with the toasted sesame seeds. Serve with White Remoulade.


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