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Southern-Style Oven-Fried Catfish

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"I have served this to many a friend from the South, and it is always a winner! Serve with coleslaw and oven-baked french fries, and you'll have a healthy, tasty meal!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 403 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 13x9 glass baking dish with the oil, and set aside.
  2. Rinse the catfish fillets, and pat dry. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, creole seasoning, paprika, sugar, and black pepper. Combine the eggs and hot sauce or water in a another bowl. Dip the fillets in the egg mixture, dredge in the cornmeal mixture, and arrange in the baking pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Turn once during cooking. Place catfish on a paper-towel lined plate, and serve immediately with additional hot sauce.

Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 403 calories; 17.3 g fat; 29.7 g carbohydrates; 30.4 g protein; 189 mg cholesterol; 433 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The three tablespoons of oil is critical. I used less when I first prepared this dish and did not get the desired crispiness. I tried again with the recommended amount of oil and it made a huge...

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Good for a baked catfish, but nothing beats deep fried. We did use less hot pepper sauce thinking it'd be to hot, but next time we'll use closer to the tablespoon if not all. This is the best ...

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The three tablespoons of oil is critical. I used less when I first prepared this dish and did not get the desired crispiness. I tried again with the recommended amount of oil and it made a huge...

This was a simple and easy recipe to follow. I had all the ingredients on hand and it was a healthy alternative to fried catfish. It was tasty and not overpowering.

I loved this dish! I have always found fried fish to be a favorite of mine. This was a great healthy alternative. I used fresh redfish fillets my husband caught instead of catfish. The only othe...

This was the first time I've ever successfully cooked catfish - not because of this recipe, but because it finally occurred to me to cut each filet into smaller pieces. Still, this recipe was a...

Perfect! I used an extra 1/ 2 pound of catfish and cooked for 25 minutes and it came out great. Leftovers make great sandwiches on a whole wheat bun with mayo.

I was afraid this wouldn't come out crispy enough so i added about 10 minutes cooking time. I used tilapia because I recently developed a disgust for catfish (bad experience...) I added an ext...

OK: this is a keeper. The fish was very crunchy, but absorbed very little of the oil. Recipe made enough coating for about three pounds of fish. Nice kick, but definitely not too spicy hot. We w...

This recipe was fast, easy and good. I hope more people get to try it. I used Tony's as my creole seasoning(I use Tony's on almost everything :-). I made a couple of small modifications. I sprin...

This was amazing!!! You definitely want to use the full 3 tbls of oil to coat your glass dish (I used 2 tablespoons canola and 1 avocado oil). Make sure your fillets are dry as possible before ...