Catfish With all the Fixin's

Celebrate any occasion with this timeless Southern menu.
Lyda H. Jones

Catfish Fry
Serves 6 to 8

  1. Classic Fried Catfish
  2. Baked Beans
  3. Hush Puppies
  4. Coleslaw from your favorite barbecue restaurant
  5. Jalapeño Hush Puppies
  6. Baked Beans
  7. Pound Cake Banana Pudding

Growing up on the Tennessee River, I learned that every Friday night meant one thing: a catfish fry at the cabin. Grandmommy served up perfect fried catfish with all the trimmings. Carrying on the tradition, I prepare these recipes at my family's get-togethers. To host your own catfish fry, try some of my favorite recipes from the past 40 years of Southern Living.

"Catfish With all the Fixin's" is from the March 2006 issue of Southern Living.