Oven Fried Catfish

Sue L


I've posted recipes for oven fried catfish before, but never along with my signature fry coating recipe. Use them together or separately as you wish. I like it on fried fish too, but one can't be naughty all the time, right?


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15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless catfish fillets
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    beaten eggs
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    finely ground corn meal or masarepa
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun spice blend
  • 2 tsp
    citric acid
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • ·
    olive oil drizzle (who actually measures that?)

How to Make Oven Fried Catfish


  1. Soak the fish in warm milk with salt if it has an odor (MILD fishy odor, not "throw it in the trash because it smells like walking death" odor) but try to buy nice fresh ones, right? It's a French technique I picked up awhile back. Drain the fish after.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. If you don't and the fish sticks to the pan, don't come griping to me. K?
  3. Dip fish in milk then in coating, then in beaten egg then in the coating again.
  4. Place fish on the pan, drizzle lightly with olive oil to help browning, bake for 10-15 minutes, then turn it over and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until it is browned nicely.

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About Oven Fried Catfish

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Healthy

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