Crispy Catfish Recipe
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Crispy Catfish Recipe

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"Grilling is my family's favorite way to fix meals," writes Rhonda Dietz from Garden City Kansas. "Because my husband savors well-prepared meals, this recipe quickly became one of his most requested."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltines (about 22 crackers)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 catfish fillets (about 8 ounces each)


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the first four ingredients. Pat fillets dry; dip in butter, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill fillets, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Catfish in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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carol_ds 30227
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"The texture of the fish was great but we found it too salty - next time I will use fine breadcrumbs instead of saltines or perhaps garlic powder and celery seed rather than garlic salt and celery salt."

neuron429az 118053
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"I have made this recipe several times. It is a favorite of my family. Normally, catfish taste like eating sand. This recipe is refreshing and a keeper!"

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