In a heavy frying pan, pour enough oil to come 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan. Turn the heat to medium-high.While the oil is heating.
Marinate the catfish with salt lemon juice and pepper.Keep aside for 1/2 hour - 1 hour.
Mix the breadcrumb and 1/2 tsp of salt,garlic powder,pepper powder,paprika together. (a good test is to flick a little of the dry breading into the oil, and if it sizzles at once, you’re good to go.) Once the oil is hot,coat the fish with beaten egg first then dredge them into the breading.coat the fish well. Shake off the excess and gently lay into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, depending on how thick the fillet is. Use a metal spatula and gently turn the fish over and cook for another 5 minutes.Take out on a kitchen towel.
Fish is ready to eat serve with your favorite sauce.