oil, for deep-fat frying
2 tablespoons carbonated water
1 cup pancake mix
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
Step 1 Heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
Step 2 In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and the carbonated water.
Step 3 In a separate shallow bowl, combine the pancake mix with the seasoned salt and pepper.
Step 4 Dip the catfish fillets first in the egg mixture and then in the pancake batter mixture.
Step 5 Fry the fillets in batches until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 6 Transfer the fried fillets to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.
Step 7 Serve hot.
Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings