Catfish Parmesan Recipe
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Catfish Parmesan Recipe

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Mississippi is the nation's largest producer of farm-raised catfish. My family loves this dish, and asks for it often. One reason I like it is it's so simple to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon each pepper, dried oregano and basil
  • 6 fresh or frozen catfish fillets (3 to 5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 219 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and seasonings. Dip catfish in butter, then in crumb mixture. Arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Catfish Parmesan in Country April/May 1995, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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justJullie User ID: 4202247 10236
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"my husband loved the flavor but didn't like the lack of crunch so next time I am putting them on the stovetop in a nonstick pan and hoping for the best. I thought the butter & parmesan would crunch up but it didn't in my oven. any ideas?"

megan1027 User ID: 2457525 29801
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"My husband and daughter liked it and would eat it again"

djs1956 User ID: 3741339 23653
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"my husband and I love catfish, this is a great recipe."

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