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 User ID: 5398876 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 User ID: 5205341 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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