Blackened Catfish Po' Boys
Makes 4
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • Spicy-Sweet Tartar Sauce (recipe follows)
  • 4 (6-inch) slices French bread, split lengthwise
  • Lettuce, tomato, and potato chips, to serve
  1. In a small bowl, stir together garlic powder, salt, paprika, red pepper, and thyme. Lightly brush fish with 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle both sides of fish with garlic powder mixture.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook until fish can be easily turned with a spatula, about 3 minutes. Turn fish; cook until fish is opaque and flakes easily, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Spread Spicy-Sweet Tartar Sauce over cut sides of bread. Top with fish, lettuce, and tomato. Serve with potato chips.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at