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Golden Catfish Fillets Recipe
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Golden Catfish Fillets Recipe

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This is my favorite way to prepare fresh fish. The fillets cook up moist with an irresistible crisp, golden coating. Whether your fish comes from a nearby lake or the grocery store, it makes a terrific summer meal. -Tammy Moore-Worthington, Artesia, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (8 ounces each)
  • Canola oil
  • Lemon or lime wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 246 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg white until foamy; add milk and mix well. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, garlic powder, cayenne and pepper. Dip fillets in milk mixture, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  2. Heat 1/4 in of oil in a large skillet; fry fish over medium-high for 3-4 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon or lime if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Golden Catfish Fillets in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 246 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 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 Nov. 5, 2009

Love this recipe. I use the larger amount of pepper. Tastes awesome on a nice light bun with cheese and lettuce.

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