Catfish & Gravy

Presented by James Bazzelle, Mert's


2 strips bacon

1/2 (3oz.) onion

1 cup flour

1/2 (3oz.) bell pepper

2 catfish fillets

4 cups water

salt and pepper


This is a simple recipe and a one pan (old black iron frying pan). Fry bacon; set aside. Flour fish (add salt and pepper) and brown in skillet. Set aside. Add bell pepper and onion. Add flour to pan if needed. Blend in water as needed. Add fish and let simmer 2-3 minutes. Serve over rice.

 Mert's is located at 214 N. College St. in Uptown Charlotte.  Call 704.342.4222 or visit