Fried Catfish Deviled Eggs

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
Inactive Prep:
10 min
2 servings


  • 2 whole eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 catfish fillet
  • Fresh dill sprigs, for garnish
  • Paprika, for garnish


Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and put them in a bowl and then mash with a fork. Add in the mayonnaise, relish and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Heat about 1-inch of vegetable oil in a skillet until a deep-frying thermometer reads 350 degrees F.

Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish and dip the fish in to coat.

Fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. Place on a paper-towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil and season with salt. Let cool.

Add the catfish to the yolk mixture and break up with fork. Spoon some of the yolk mixture into each egg half and garnish with dill and paprika to serve.


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