Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

172 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Mrs. Hermes
Recipe by  Mrs. Hermes

“This recipe is a great alternative to pan-fried catfish. A combination of cornmeal and a variety of spices gives this recipe a savory kick in less than 30 minutes.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish, stir together the cornmeal, paprika, thyme, salt, celery seed, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Dip the catfish fillets in milk, then place them into the cornmeal mixture and coat liberally; place on the greased baking sheet. Coat the tops of the fillets with cooking spray until wet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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Reviews (172)

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Jezebelina
182

Jezebelina

I loved this dish and this technique. The spices used in the breading were right on, and the fish turned out delicious. The only thing that I did (since I had 2.6 lbs of catfish filets) was add an egg to the skim milk and about 1/2 cup of bread crumbs to the breading. I will keep making this recipe again and again since my husband really loves seafood (and I hate frying fish). A few words of caution, though - after the fish is finished baking, serve it immediately. I let it sit for about 40 minutes in a warm oven (husband was late coming for dinner) and the bottoms became soggy when they were perfectly crisp after just being done. Secondly, my filets were huge (4 filets equaled 2.6 lbs) and I had tons of breading and eggwash left over. Afterwards I realized that cutting the fish into smaller strips/pieces would have solved that problem by creating more surface area for the eggwash and breading and would have made smaller, even crisper pieces of fish!

Sheila
85

Sheila

Excellent seasoning..not too salty at all. Was crispy enough without having to flip over as one of the earlier reviewers mentioned. This cornmeal seasoning would also be great for frying fish in oil, but for the healthier version in the oven it is still A++++.

honestposter
66

honestposter

Thanks! Made this tonight (no garlic or onion powder and half the salt) and it was, as my wife said, "your best fish yet." Had all the necessary ingredients on hand, prep was quick. I also substituted crushed Triscuits for the cornmeal to make it a bit healthier -- worked perfectly.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 207 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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