Main Dish Catfish Recipes

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Will's Spicy New Orleans Catfish Fries

Rating: Unrated
45
Discovered this recipe while I was a consultant to one of the long time landmark New Orleans restaurants 20 years ago. It's still my all-time favorite catfish recipe and I have closely guarded the recipe till now. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I have.
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Choctaw Catfish

Rating: Unrated
14
I developed this when the catfish was plentiful in the summer!
Mexican Recipes

Creole Mexican Catfish

Rating: Unrated
30
This is a dish that combines the spicy flavors of Creole cooking with a zesty touch of Mexican to create a Creole-Mexican cream sauce that tops catfish deliciously.
Etouffee

Catfish Etouffee

Rating: Unrated
14
This will settle that Cajun craving. My husband asks for this repeatedly. He never gets tired of it!!
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Pan Fried Catfish Filets

Rating: Unrated
54
Lightly fried and very flavorful. Sure to please all. Serve with lemon wedges and homemade tartar sauce.
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Southern Fried Catfish

Rating: Unrated
96
Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Try these traditional foods together.
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Cajun Blackened Catfish

Rating: Unrated
41
This is a recipe that I obtained from a very good Cajun friend who is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. His family adopted me (friendly) many years ago and we have swapped Cajun and Creole recipes through the years.
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Fried Catfish Nuggets

Rating: Unrated
15
Chunks of golden brown, crispy catfish! Serve with ketchup or tartar sauce.
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Oven-Fried Catfish

Rating: Unrated
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This recipe is a great alternative to pan-fried catfish. A combination of cornmeal and a variety of spices gives this recipe a savory kick in less than 30 minutes.
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Herb Baked Catfish

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30
Catfish covered in a variety of herbs and butter sauce.
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Southern-Style Oven-Fried Catfish

Rating: Unrated
57
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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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

Rating: Unrated
381
Cajun catfish served up with just the right touch of spices and flavor. This entree is perfect for a quick, excellent way to taste the unique flavor of catfish mixed with the traditional method of down south cooking, just without all the fat. Serve on top of white rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Catfish Cakes

Rating: Unrated
190
If you like Maryland Crab Cakes you'll love these. Plus, catfish is cheaper than crabmeat.

Seared Catfish Creole

Rating: Unrated
30
A fast and easy but tasty and delicious catfish preparation with bite. You can vary the recipe by adding a layer of honey or using honey mustard. Also great with tuna!

Guinataan Hito (Catfish)

Rating: Unrated
13

The coconut milk in this Pinoy fish dish gives the catfish a very savory taste.