It’s National Catfish Month & we’re reelin’ in some fillets

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RICHMOND, Va. - August is packed full of tasty food holidays, including National Catfish Month. Justin Perkey from Texas Roadhouse helped us celebrate by battering and frying up some of their flaky fillets. For more information you can visit

How to make A FRIED CATFISH at Home
8-10,  3 oz catfish filet shanks
2 lbs. of Corn Meal
2 TBSP salt
1 TBSP Pepper
Fry Daddy or Heavy Dutch oven with 1-2 inches of oil

Note: If using the Dutch oven you must watch the oil carefully. Measure temperature using a candy thermometer. Must be at 350 F.
Mix the salt, pepper and cornmeal in a shallow dish or bowl
Take a thawed catfish filet and dip it in water or buttermilk and place it in the breading
Cover the wet filet with the breading and press the corn meal in to the filet
Repeat as necessary until all filets are coated
Using tongs or a fork, lower the breaded filets into 350F oil or shortening (peanut or soybean oil works well) being careful not to splash oil on your hands
Cook 8-10 minutes or until the catfish is golden and floats to the surface

Serve with tartar sauce and cole slaw

Remember, these are only tips for you to try it at home. This is not the Texas Roadhouse Legendary Recipe. We can't give that to just anyone, you know.

If you want the real deal you will have to stop by your area Texas Roadhouse.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 1570 W. Koger Center Boulevard. The free cactus blossom offer is valid August 1, 2016.

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