Nothing is more summery and delicious than perfectly fried fish. When properly prepared, it is equally at home in an elegant setting such as this one or in the more country setting from which the dish evolved. One of the great charms of the lowcountry is this intermingling of both high and low styles.
Here, fried fillets of catfish are crisp and dry on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. You can use any small cleaned fish or fillets for this dish. Lightly coated with sea