Baked Catfish Recipe
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These golden baked fillets have the delicious crunch of batter-fried catfish without the extra calories or prep time. A dash of lemon juice or salsa complements the mild fish nicely.—Kay Bell, Palestine, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, celery salt, onion powder, paprika and pepper. Brush the fish fillets with butter; coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Fried Catfish in Country Woman March/April 2004, p39

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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