Catfish Cakes


Catfish cakes are a delicious alternative to Maryland crab cakes. Plus, catfish is cheaper than crabmeat.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 patties


  • 1 pound catfish fillets

  • 2 ½ cups coarsely crushed buttery round crackers

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon creamy salad dressing (e.g. Miracle Whip)

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Place catfish in a saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat and drain water.

  2. Mash fish in the saucepan. Stir in crackers, onion, egg, salad dressing, mustard, and Old Bay until evenly blended. Form into 8 patties.

  3. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until golden brown on both sides. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a patty should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
28g Fat
43g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 755mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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