Fried catfish with onions, buttermilk and tartar sauce

Fried catfish with onions, buttermilk and tartar sauce

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Fried catfish with onions, buttermilk and tartar sauce

Fried catfish with tartar sauce

This tender fish with a crispy, spicy breading is traditionally prepared in the south of the USA. The secret ingredient buttermilk makes the catfish particularly juicy. Served with tartar sauce, this fish fillet is a special kind of taste treat.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Fish dishes
Cuisine American recipes
Servings 6 persons
Calories 1291 kcal



  • 750 g fish fillet of catfish
  • 230 g corn flour
  • 1 tsp onion ground, dried
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 500 ml vegetable oil
  • 360 ml buttermilk


  • 1 cucumber pickled
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2-3 sprigs dill
  • ½ lemon
  • 230 g mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Roughly chop the catfish fillets.
  • Mix the flour in a bowl with onions, garlic, pepper and salt.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Dip the fish in buttermilk.
  • Then coat in flour and spices.
  • Fry the breaded fish in the heated oil for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Place the fish pieces on a wire rack to allow excess oil to drip off.
  • For the sauce: finely chop the pickle, capers and dill.
  • Squeeze the lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • Mix all ingredients for the tartar sauce well in a bowl.
  • Serve the fried fish fillets with the tartar sauce.


If buttermilk is not available - simply mix 360 ml of milk with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and let steep for 10 minutes.


  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Pan
  • Turner
  • Grid
  • Lemon squeezer


Calories: 1291kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 32gFat: 118gSaturated Fat: 75gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 672mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 243IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 2mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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