Southern Fried Air Fryer Catfish


• 2 lb. catfish fillets • 1 c. milk

• 1 lemon • 1/2 c. yellow mustard

• cornmeal seasoning mix • 1/2 c. cornmeal

• 1/4 c. all purpose flour • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes

• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

• 1/4 tsp. chili powder • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

• 1/4 tsp. onion powder • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


Place catfish into a flat container; add milk. Cut lemon in half; squeeze about 2 Tbsp. of juice into milk to make buttermilk. Place container in frig; soak 15 min. In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal seasoning Ingredients. Remove fillets from buttermilk; pat dry with paper towels. Spread mustard generously over both sides of fillets. Dip each fillet into cornmeal; coat well. Place into greased air fryer basket. Spray w/oil. Cook at 390/400º for 10 min. Flip over; spray w/oil; cook additional 3-5 min.