Mr. Food: Lemon-Butter Fish Fillets

Mr. Food: Lemon Butter Fish Fillets

What You’ll Need

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers, crushed (about 40)
  • 4 (6-ounce) U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

What to Do

  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, whisk buttermilk and egg. In a third shallow dish, place cracker crumbs.
  2. Dredge catfish in flour mixture, then dip in buttermilk mixture. Place in cracker crumbs, coating evenly on both sides.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Fry fish in batches 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and parsley; heat 2 minutes.
  5. Pour butter sauce over catfish and serve.