Dive into the delicious flavors of the South with our irresistible Delta Pride Popcorn Catfish With Awesome Sauce!  This recipe takes Delta Pride  Catfish fillets, cuts them into bite-size pieces, and marinates them in tangy dill pickle juice for a burst of flavor. Coated in a seasoned flour mixture and fried to crispy perfection, these catfish bites will satisfy your cravings.

But the goodness doesn’t stop there! We’ve paired these crispy bites with our signature Awesome Sauce, a creamy blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and fresh parsley. This zesty sauce adds the perfect kick to every bite, making this dish a true crowd-pleaser.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious appetizer for your next gathering or a fun twist on a weeknight dinner, these Popcorn Catfish bites will impress. So, fire up the fryer and get ready to enjoy a taste of the South with this easy and flavorful recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Delta Pride Catfish fillets (1 pound), cut into bite-size pieces
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk


Awesome Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
How to prepare:

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350° F.

Place pickle juice and catfish in a bowl. Toss to coat; then let marinate for 20 minutes.

In another bowl, combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

In separate bowl, whisk egg and milk together.

Dredge catfish pieces in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture.

Deep-fry catfish for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain any excess oil on paper towel.

Mix all sauce ingredients, and serve catfish with dipping sauce.

Note from #mscatfishlady:  This sauce sure does taste a lot like a Greek sauce that she used to enjoy at a long-gone restaurant near the Mississippi Coliseum.  IYKYK.