Catfish Sandwich Recipe
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Catfish Sandwich Recipe

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This tribute to a great Southern staple does fried catfish serious justice. A creative Cajun coleslaw tops perfectly fried fish for a sandwich you won’t be able to get enough of. —Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • CAJUN COLESLAW:
  • 3-3/4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • SANDWICHES:
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 4 hoagie buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 879 calories, 57 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,283 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the coleslaw ingredients; set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, Cajun seasoning and seafood seasoning. Place buttermilk in another shallow bowl. Dip fish in buttermilk, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  3. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Cook fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place fish and coleslaw on bun bottoms; replace bun tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Catfish Po'boys in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 879 calories, 57 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,283 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Is there a way to make this sandwich LESS fattening? Bc it is almost an entire day's calorie intake, I do not think I would be able to enjoy this at all! Any modification suggestions?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This was delicious! I made the mistake of buying basically whole catfish minus flesh and a head so once I managed to cut filets out of them it was really quick to prepare. I will definitely make this again."

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"I made this when I got my Feb/Mar 2011 issue of Simple & Delicious. This recipe is so great. The coleslaw makes the sandwich. My 13-year-old grandson said "I don't like catfish." I asked him to take a bite of my sandwich. He was over making his own after one bite. He told me to be sure and keep the recipe. I have made this a couple of times since and it will stay in my binder of "Favorite Family Recipes""

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"I have made these several times since they first appeared in the March 2011 issue of Simple and Delicious. They are a big hit in my family. The coleslaw is what really makes this dish. I always have coleslaw left over and enjoy eating it by itself."

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