Flathead Catfish is the main source we see on most menus, but the wide variety can be freshwater to the salty Pacific Ocean.

With a fairly moderate flavor and an uncommon texture, catfish is as versatile as chicken; get dressed it up with a complex sauce, or get dressed it down for a BBQ. Sauce or season with a number of flavorings, from mild to strong; channel catfish can deal with them all. For the traditional catfish dish, dust fillets with corn meal and fry in vegetable oil.