My husband loves the taste of Ranch tortilla chips. You don't have to use Ranch flavored tortilla chips. Play with different flavors and see what you like best! This is also healthier since you bake it, and clean up is a cinch---just wad up the foil and throw it away!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

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  • In a shallow dish, mix together crushed chips, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  • In another bowl, mix egg and oil. Dip catfish in egg and oil mixture, then dredge in chips mixture. Place catfish on foil-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle any leftover chip mixture over the catfish.

  • Bake in a preheated oven until catfish is flaky and white in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 37g 74% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 23.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 151.8mg 51% DV; sodium 312.3mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Recipe to note to previous reviewer: This is my recipe and I actually use Cool Ranch Doritos in this. Try different flavors and see which one you like best. I have used everything from plain Fritos to BBQ flavored corn chips but the Cool Ranch remains our fav. Tan Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2006
It was ok. It seemed like it was missing something. But couldn't figure it out. I have no idea where you could find rach torilla chip's. Where we live we don't have those. And one point in time we had ranch corn chip's but they were only limited time. So the only think I could find to use was cool ranch dorito's. Read More
(5)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Recipe to note to previous reviewer: This is my recipe and I actually use Cool Ranch Doritos in this. Try different flavors and see which one you like best. I have used everything from plain Fritos to BBQ flavored corn chips but the Cool Ranch remains our fav. Tan Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Or use Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips! I love the taste of cool ranch doritos, but its so distinctive and almost too strong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
This was great with ordinary corn chips and a very easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2006
It was ok. It seemed like it was missing something. But couldn't figure it out. I have no idea where you could find rach torilla chip's. Where we live we don't have those. And one point in time we had ranch corn chip's but they were only limited time. So the only think I could find to use was cool ranch dorito's. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Thought this was great! Next time I'll rev up the chili powder a tad but the combo of ranch tortilla chips & the zip of the chili powder makes a very bland fish very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2010
Yummy! I used my favorite regular corn chips (Juanita's) and threw in some cheese flavored French's onions. This was so tasty. I also made a quick sauce out of mexican style sour cream and salsa which I think added a final touch. I will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Super Easy! I needed mine to be gluten free so I used plain corn tortilla crumbs (you can get them in the bread crumb aisle) and added ranch flavored popcorn seasoning. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
This was fast and good! Who would have thought that that taste had the dorito's in it?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
Fantastic catfish recipe - and catfish is my favorite fish. I usually make it by dredging it in cornmeal and pan Frying it. Boring! So I was thrilled to find a recipe so different. I used Cool Ranch crumbs and lot of chili mupowder, including chipotle chilli powder. My son, who hates fish, asked me to make it again soon. But as we were licking our lips. My devious mind was thinking of "improvements". When I made it next, I made a red sauce with lots of cilantro to spread over the crisp fish. I also topped each filet with a spoonful of sour cream and one of guacamole. The coating on the fish stayed crisp, ,All flavors worked together to make one of the yummiest fish dishes I've ever had. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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