Place catfish filets or nuggets into a plastic zipper bag.
Add seasonings to bag and zip closed. Gently roll the fish around in the seasonings to coat evenly.
Place bag in refrigerator and allow to sit for 1-4 hours to absorb flavor.
Place cornmeal and flour in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add salt and pepper to cornmeal mixture.
Remove catfish from bag and dip in cornmeal. Shake off excess.
Add about ¼ inch of canola oil to a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until bubbling slightly. (About 375° F)
Lay fillets or nuggets into hot oil, making sure to lay them AWAY from you to avoid splattering. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the fish has lost all translucence in the center.