Catfish Fillets Recipe

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Recalls Sharon Stevens of Weirton, West Virginia, "When we visited my grandparents near the Ohio River, my grandmother always made these crisp fillets from Granddad's fresh catch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Oil for frying

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 524 calories, 33g fat (5g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs until foamy. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal and seasonings. Dip fillets in eggs, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  2. Heat 1/4 in. of oil in a large skillet; fry fish over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Golden Catfish Fillets in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p60

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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justmelane User ID: 1998802 203721
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. The fish were golden brown, crunchy & tasty."

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