Crunchy catfish nuggets that can be served as hors d'oeuvres. These were a special hit with my 3 year old who loved the fact that she could eat them like finger food. You may want to adjust the seasoning - my daughter is used to spicy stuff! These have the great taste of fried fish without the grease.

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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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  • In a small bowl, mix dry bread crumbs and lemon pepper. Place egg substitute in a separate small bowl. Dip catfish pieces in the egg substitute, then into the bread crumb mixture to coat.

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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place coated catfish pieces in the hot oil. Fry on both sides until lightly browned and fish is easily flaked with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

216.9 calories; protein 14.4g 29% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 27mg 9% DV; sodium 242.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
I can get catfish nuggets from my grocery store for like 1.99/ lb. With that being said I thought these were good! I did change it slightly after hearing the word "bland" more than once. I first dredged the fish in flour that I seasoned with garlic powder and seasoning salt. Then I dipped into the egg substitute that I kicked up with some hot sauce and then into the breadcrumbs (I used seasoned). I thought these had a good flavor and was very happy with the results!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
I've made these several times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. Good, but need more flavor. I use panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, and about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. These are much better with the added spices to me. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
I've made these several times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. Good, but need more flavor. I use panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, and about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. These are much better with the added spices to me. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
A good recipe. Did indeed have some crunch but not a lot of flavor. Simple but not bad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
Fish was very crunchy. Needed a little bit more flavor added to it. Otherwise a pretty good recipe. If I try it again I will probably bake it in the oven since I very rarely fry anything in my house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
Pretty easy recipe to follow. Used seafood seasoning and panko breadcrumbs. Came out very crunchy and light. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
I can get catfish nuggets from my grocery store for like 1.99/ lb. With that being said I thought these were good! I did change it slightly after hearing the word "bland" more than once. I first dredged the fish in flour that I seasoned with garlic powder and seasoning salt. Then I dipped into the egg substitute that I kicked up with some hot sauce and then into the breadcrumbs (I used seasoned). I thought these had a good flavor and was very happy with the results!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2009
Better than I thought it would be and a lot better than I remember as a kid. I'm not a big catfish fan but sometimes the budget means going for something cheap. The advise of earlier reviewers to let the nuggets sit a bit before frying really helped. Also I added a little corn meal to the breading. I may have to try this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2008
THESE WERE A LITTLE BLAND GOING BY THE RECIPE. I ADDED SOME FRESH GARLIC AND A 1/2 TSP OLD BAY TO THE BREAD CRUMBS. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2008
This was simple but needed an extra kick of flavor so I also added cayenne pepper and the juice of a lemon to the egg. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
A great fish recipe. Read More
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