Oven-fried Cornmeal Battered Catfish



No grilling in the rain here ~ oven-fried catfish is the way to go ~ it saves calories, plus there’s no need for a deep fryer, which leaves you with a messy kitchen.





Cornmeal is the secret to a crisp baked coating for this delicious catfish. 

It’s a moist baked catfish with great seasonings:  celery seed, paprika, thyme and garlic and onion powders.  




Crispy crust on the outside and tender catfish on the inside, this catfish is guaranteed to give you a scrumptious meal!

Oven-fried Cornmeal Battered Catfish

Ingredients:

½ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 catfish fillets
Cooking spray

Method:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Coat a large nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
On a plate, combine cornmeal, paprika, thyme, salt, pepper, celery seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, covering both sides.
Place on baking sheet.
Lightly spray each fillet with cooking spray.
Bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes, depending upon thickness of fish.
Serve with tartar sauce and/or lemon slices. 

ENJOY!







Comments

  1. Pam, Thanks for the catfish recipe... We're trying to eat healthier and our doctor is prodding us to eat more fish! Cutting out the frying does indeed keep things cleaner and it helps reduce the fat and calories... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! This is really good catfish and I hope you give it a try! Take care

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  2. Good eating!! It's raining here too--all night and, so far, all day!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! The grass is growing! :-)

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  3. Oven fried is definitely the way to go! This looks really good!

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  4. We have rain predicted for the rest of the week... ( heavy sigh) I like this recipe because it seems so easy and it's fresh....not processed!

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    1. Thanks, Shug! Hope the sun shines there soon!

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  5. I don't have deep fryer so this recipe looks really good :D

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! I love those recipes that don't need a deep fryer.

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  6. Catfish and cornmeal just go together so well, don't they? Although I love fried stuff, it's such a pain (and not all that healthy). So this is perfect for me! Thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks, John! I love fried fish also! Take care

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  7. This looks delicious, Pam! I'll bet most mild fish filets would be wonderful with this coating too. Pass the tartar sauce!

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    1. Susan, you're right, it would work with any mild fish. Tartar sauce, for sure! :-)

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  8. I don't do fish but Mr. S does...he loves it so I will give this recipe to him while I go to a movie.....:)

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  9. Love fish Pam! And this look delicIous!

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  10. Love fish Pam! And this look delicIous!

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  11. Fried Catfish was a treat when I was growing up, but this looks much more sophisticated and adult...not to mention healthy!

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    1. Thanks, CC! It's really good with that crunchy crust!

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  12. A cornmeal crust is a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Gaye! It's a wonderful thing!

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  13. This looks amazing! I have never had catfish before..sound good!

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    1. Thanks, laurie! Have a good day!

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  14. This looks amazing! I have never had catfish before..sound good!

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  15. This looks delicious! I love a good catfish dinner and the seasonings you used make this one look like a winner.

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  16. Hi Pam, your battered catfish look inviting. Well done. Thanks for sharing your recipe, the marinate ingredients look good.

    Have a nice day.
    Amelia

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  17. Mr. Ken would love this!
    I'm not big on catfish but I might try it.

    M : )

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