We have a large pond in our back yard which has many nice catfish so I am always trying to come up with new ways to fix it. This is one of our favorites.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter and saute the onion until tender. Pour in chicken broth and water. Mix in celery, carrots, and potatoes. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk and cake flour. Mix into the Dutch oven.

  • Mix remaining milk, celery salt, salt, and pepper into the Dutch oven. Stirring occasionally, continue cooking the mixture about 10 minutes, until thickened.

  • Stir catfish into the mixture, and cook 5 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. Mix in Cheddar cheese, and cook another 5 minutes, until melted.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 18.5g 28% DV; cholesterol 78.4mg 26% DV; sodium 968.2mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2017
Good chowder! I did make a few changes. Sauteed the onions & celery together. Added a couple spoonfuls (no didn't measure!) of flour to the onion/celery/butter mixture to make more of a roux then added broth milk carrots potatos. Also added marojam oregano basil thyme parsley dash of paprika and a bay leaf. Let the potatos and carrots cook for longer (we like softer). We really enjoyed! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2006
This was okay. It tasted a little weird but I think it's because my catfish was not the freshest. I threw out the catfish and mixed in drained canned salmon which tasted much better. Next time I'll use imitation crab meat. Read More
(10)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2017
Good chowder! I did make a few changes. Sauteed the onions & celery together. Added a couple spoonfuls (no didn't measure!) of flour to the onion/celery/butter mixture to make more of a roux then added broth milk carrots potatos. Also added marojam oregano basil thyme parsley dash of paprika and a bay leaf. Let the potatos and carrots cook for longer (we like softer). We really enjoyed! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
THIS WAS EXCELLENT!! I bought some catfish nuggets on sale and didn't know what the heck to do with them. Then I saw this recipe and gave it a try. I had some LEFTOVER Shrimp and Corn and threw that in to bulk it up. This is so versitile I will definitly keep this one handy. Thanks Kathy!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2009
My husband told me to give this recipe five stars! I followed the recipe exactly except for a couple of substitutions: instead of milk (I was out) I used a mixture of heavy cream and water (2 parts water three parts heavy cream) instead of chicken broth (I was out of that too) I mixed some water and chicken flavored Top Ramen mix together and it turned out great. I used extra sharp aged cheddar cheese which gave it a nice flavor. I also added a pinch of Tony's Cajun seasoning and topped the whole thing off with paprika. Really delicious especially if you have some extra catfish and don't know what to do with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2006
Very easy to make and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2005
I didn't really think I'd like catfish but this was really great! The kids liked it too! Next time I'll add some more herbs and the corn as someone else suggested. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
Great soup! Everyone enjoyed it. I made some changes that were suggested and some of my own. I used skim milk and I sautéed the onions & celery together as suggested by others. We also cooked the vegetables longer too. The big change I made that I think made my soup absolutely delicious was I used Cajun seasoned catfish. The flavor permeated the soup and it was AWESOME. Now of course you must like Cajun flavors. It was not real strong but it was wonderful. We all enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2006
This was okay. It tasted a little weird but I think it's because my catfish was not the freshest. I threw out the catfish and mixed in drained canned salmon which tasted much better. Next time I'll use imitation crab meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
This recipe is so simple and delicious.. I followed the recipe's instructions ALMOST exactly (I decided to use a 1/2 tsp of salt instead of celery salt) and it turned out great! The only thing I'd do differently next time is to add more cheese though. Other than that my family and friends loved it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2003
Put a nice garnish and this 5 star meal is fit for a king! A must for catfish lovers! Read More
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