Catfish Tacos!

I’ll be honest. I get really bored with fried fish over the summer. It seems like there’s one every other week where I live, and it all starts to taste the same over time.

Not anymore.

If you’re like me and you love catfish, but can only handle the same old thing for so long, try this.

Pick Your Fish and Let the Fun Begin

Starting with about 1.5 lbs of catfish or other white filet, pick your favorite fish batter and crank up the peanut oil to 350-375 degrees. Then, doing the normal frying thing, carefully place the battered filets in the oil four or five pieces at a time. (Make sure they’re cut to about 1” filets.) Fry for approximately 4-6 minutes or until they begin to float on their own.

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Step 2

Let the fish drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. While fish is draining, cut up iceberg lettuce, onions, thinly sliced sweet peppers.

Then the Magic Happens

Place one or two filets on a small flour tortilla. Add cut ingredients and top with fresh lime juice and grated cheese of your choice! If you want to spice things up, sprinkle a few drops of smoked Chipotle sauce in the taco. If you like a cooler choice on a hot summer day, feel free to add sour cream. It’s your taco, don’t be afraid to experiment.

A Personal Story

My son is incessantly picky. Typically, if he doesn’t know what something is or if it’s even slightly off center, he won’t touch it. When it comes to fried fish, ketchup and potatoes are his only companions. But this dish was a game changer! He couldn’t get enough of the lime flavor with the fish and he polished off three tacos himself!


I hope you enjoy this favorite around our home. If you’ve tried it, let us know how it turned out! If you have a question, I’m more than happy to help you!