Lemon Pepper Catfish

Lemon Pepper Catfish

45 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Hallie Guilfoyle
Recipe by  Hallie Guilfoyle

“This is the best way to cook catfish. If you love fish, you will just love this recipe.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Combine flour, cornmeal and lemon pepper spice; set aside. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs.
  2. In a large frying pan, melt margarine over medium-high heat.
  3. Working one at a time, dip filets in egg and dredge in flour until well coated. Cook in hot margarine, turning once, until brown on both sides. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve.

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Broiled instead of frying in margarine and it was terrific! Use fairly thick fillets and broil about 6-8 inches from element. Remove when golden brown& check for flakiness. Great recipe!



This was sooo good, flakey and moist! Very simple. I can only imagine that the person who burned it had the temp up way too high as I had, if anything, too much margarine. I can give one note, I bought "pre marinated" lemon pepp. catfish from the local Raleys (always very fresh there). I also added just a pinch of salt to the flour mixture. I would DEFINITELY serve this to my in-laws..and that's sayin' something! Thanks Hallie! P.s...this was my fist catfish..2nd fish!



Okay, tasty catfish, but, heavens, I can't see the need for *4* eggs. One was plenty for the 2lbs of catfish nuggets I used. And had leftover breading as well. I would decrease the breading and probably up the cornmeal ratio also. Used a mixture of butter and oil for frying. Fried up nice and quick and browned easily. Good fish!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 654 cal
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 34.9 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs
  • 50.2 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 32.7 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol
  • 247 mg
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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