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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 13x9 glass baking dish with the oil, and set aside.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

403 calories; 17.3 g total fat; 189 mg cholesterol; 433 mg sodium. 29.7 g carbohydrates; 30.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2010
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 difference. Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2014
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 of any baked fish recipes though. I would recommend using 1/3 c. cornmeal & 2/3 c. panko as I'll make that change next time. This time I'd tried 1/2 & 1/2 but still to much cornmeal for our taste. I'd also squirt with some oil (oil or canola) to help crisp it up better. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2010
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 difference. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2010
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 difference. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
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 other change was to reduce the amount of hotsauce to 1 tsp. I have a four yr old who is not good with spicy foods. The breading was crunchy and tasty. This will deffinitely be made again in our house!! Thank you Carina! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2010
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 great place to start! Because of the 3 tablespoons of oil (in this case "oven-fried" is not a euphemism for "baked") the coating comes out nice and crispy. We really liked it. I did end up cooking for a few extra minutes but my oven was evidently built on Mars and I've learned never to trust it. Thanks for the recipe we'll make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
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 extra teaspoon of creole seasoning (Creole Seasoning Blend from this site) to the cornmeal and a half teaspoon of salt to the egg and hot sauce mixture as I like lots of flava. I rate this excellent and so did my family even my husband who scoffed at the idea of 'oven frying'. I will try it out next on company I believe it's worthy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
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 will try coating with other types of fish maybe chicken fingers too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
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 sprinkle some creole seasoning on the catfish after I pat dried them. I didn't use hot sauce. I added about a quarter of teaspoon of creole seasoning to the egg mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2016
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 coating with the egg and corn meal mix ( I used 3/4 c of cornmeal and 1/4 Panko bread crumbs). I'm salt sensitive so no creole seasoning. Instead I used garlic powder onion powder parsley paprika and a little sea salt - hot sauce in the egg mix. I also used my speed-bake feature (convection) for 10 mins a side...came out perfectly!! Definitely doing this one again:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2014
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 of any baked fish recipes though. I would recommend using 1/3 c. cornmeal & 2/3 c. panko as I'll make that change next time. This time I'd tried 1/2 & 1/2 but still to much cornmeal for our taste. I'd also squirt with some oil (oil or canola) to help crisp it up better. Read More
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